The library is the heart of a school. It is a place for every single student to creatively engage in and enrich their education as much as it is an extension of the classroom to support educators here at Palmyra. The library is a place for students to learn how to find and use information successfully, actively and creatively engage in their curriculum, feel safe and supported, develop literacy and skills to be a good student, and discover a love of reading that will help them become problem solvers, critical thinkers, and life-long learners.
Ms. Beckman is the Library Media Technician at Palmyra Elementary School. She has been working with Orange Unified School District for over 10 years now. She loves being back at Palmyra as the librarian. That's right, back, because she was once a student here! Ms. Beckman was a Palmyra Pinto from Kindergarten all the way through 6th grade where she was in Ms. Thomas' class. The librarian when she was a student was Dusty Sullivan, to whom the library is dedicated. She looks forwards to sharing stories with the students and encouraging a love of reading and learning. When Ms. Beckman has free time, she loves to spend time with her family and visit different U.S. National Parks. She hopes to visit every National Park one day.