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#FacultyFriday: Ms. Sclar

Today we are highlighting Ms. Sclar, our Media/Technology Specialist! Ms. Sclar started teaching at SJPDS five years ago. She worked on successfully combining both our Media and Technology classes as part of a new strategy for SJPDS. Besides teaching every student in grades TK-5, She runs the Media Center which includes planning Book Fairs, purchasing and cataloging new books. On the Technology side, she supervises the daily use of equipment (laptops, iPads, and more). Check out the rest of the Q&A below ⬇️
Q: What excites you most about the Media/Technology?
I love being able to bring things to the classroom that might never be possible otherwise. Students can visit the Library of Congress to browse historic photographs, listen to early recordings of music, or read about something new and interesting. Discovering new things is so important to the learning process. Using the Osmo tool to learn new number or word concepts, work in a pizza shop, sketch a picture as if they were the original artist, or problem-solve together through computer coding, allows great things to happen.
Q: Tell us about a favorite hobby or passion of yours.
I love photography! Taking a walk each day and snapping pictures of what I see to share with others, makes me happy. I see so many things that I want to remember whether it be a beautiful flower, a bird or the sky. Taking photos allows me to keep my memories visible and to revisit any time I’d like.
Q: If you could have one superpower, what would it be?
My superpower would be to share the power of reading with everyone! Reading opens so many doors to new places and things that might otherwise be unobtainable.
Q: What will you miss the most about SJPDS?
Definitely the people. I have been part of a great team called the Specialists. We have planned together, worked together and laughed together for many hours. I will miss having them and every other staff member, as part of my life every day. And, of course, the students. A smile, a few words or a funny expression can make my day at any time!
Q: Anything thing else you'd like to share? 
St. John’s has been a big part of my life for the past five years. Thank you for giving me the chance to meet, work and form friendships with all of you. You will be missed!
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