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• Congratulations Sherri James, Classified Employee of the Month for March 2017

Sherri works as a Library Media Technician at Kelly Elementary School and was nominated by Donna Bilek, School Office Assistant; Ann Pagely, Health Technician; Barbara Swearingen, School Administrative Assistant.


It is difficult to pick just one thing about Mrs. James that would exemplify the "one of a kind" employee that she is.  As a co-worker she is thoughtful, supportive, caring, funny, dedicated and enthusiastic.  There is truly no one better to work with than Sherri James. Sherri anticipates the teachers' every need and strives to make their teaching lives as easy as possible. 


However, it is time in the library with her students that nearly defies explanation. Her thoughtful planning for every class time in the library creates lifelong readers and library fans. She has created a research area and reading corners throughout the library so children will always find a chair to snuggle in and a child sized table to work on. Every Thursday is Terrific Thursday in Sherri's library. During recess and lunch, all children are welcome to come to the library for games, activities or a fun place to hang out with a good book. Her unique sense of humor is apparent when she reads aloud to the children using one of her wildly entertaining voices and a variety of props to bring each and every story alive.


Mrs. James is the ultimate team player.  Her fellow Library Media Technicians rely on her steady enthusiasm.  Her teachers rely on her knowledge and willingness to support. Her co-workers depend on her endless bucket of laughter and fun. She is often described as “cute as a button” and of course she is. Who else, but Mrs. James, would travel all around Carlsbad with a “Cat in the Hat” nose and whiskers painted on her face? Mrs. James does, because that’s just who she is and she is loved by one and all for it.


Congratulations Sherri! Thank you for all you do.

Posted by: Sharan Merchant, District Admin, Carlsbad Unified School District Published:4/25/17
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