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Mrs. Connor is a proud graduate of Graceville High School and her mother still resides there. She earned a Bachelors of Science degree in Elementary Education and a Masters of Science in Library Science from the Florida State University. Mrs. Connor is certified in the areas of Library/Media K-12, Social Science 6-12, ESOL in Florida, and holds a Lifetime Teaching Certificate in Elementary Education and Library/Media K-12 in Louisiana. Additionally, Mrs. Connor received her Legal Assistant/Paralegal certificate from the University of Florida and is also a Notary Public.

Mrs. Connor was included in the inaugural class of Library/Media Specialists in the nation to receive National Board Certification in that area. Additionally, she was the first Library/Media Specialist in Jackson County to receive NB Certification and is Jackson County's only National Board Certified Library/Media Specialist with a Masters degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited college program in the discipline.

Prior to becoming the Library/Media Specialist at Golson Elementary, Mrs. Connor taught Kindergarten, Second Grade, Sixth and Eighth Grade Social Studies and U.S. History, and Ninth Grade English. Mrs. Connor has taught in private and public schools, both in Florida and Louisiana.  Mrs. Connor also has led numerous study groups for educators' professional development and taught ESOL certification classes to teachers in the Jackson County School District.

Mrs. Connor has served in the past on the Panhandle Public Library Cooperative System Administrative Board, the Jackson County Public Library Advisory Board, the Jackson County Education Association as Secretary and Executive Board member, School Advisory Council Chairman, SACS Committee Chairman and in other leadership roles in both the school and community. Mrs. Connor is a member of Phi Lambda Theta sorority and Delta Kappa Gamma International (both honor outstanding educators). She is an officer of the Phi Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma International Society and a member of F.A.M.E., the F.E.A., N.E.A. and the National Notary Association.


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