Newsmakers: Miriam Klein, Amy Kerr
Noteworthy: Klein and Kerr, educators in the Cornell School District, will participate in the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Summer Teacher Institute this month. They will work with library education specialists and other experts to learn about using primary sources in the classroom.
Age: Klein, 34; Kerr, 30
Residence: Klein lives in Ambridge; Kerr lives in North Huntingdon.
Family: Kerr has a husband, Bob.
Background: Klein is the librarian for the Cornell School District, a position she has held for 12 years. She teaches English for the district's online education program for grades 7-12. Kerr has been a teacher at Cornell High School for seven years and teaches English and history. The school district serves students in Coraopolis and Neville.
Education: Klein earned a bachelor's degree in Secondary English Education from Robert Morris University in 2002 and a master's in Library and Information Science from the University of Pittsburgh in 2004. Kerr graduated with a bachelor's degree in secondary education, social studies, from Penn State University in 2005.
Quote: “I'm really hoping to get a better understanding of what the Library of Congress offers. They have so many resources, so much information,” Klein said. Said Kerr, “I am looking forward to learning more about navigating the vast amount of material that is available to me through the Library of Congress and its website, and I hope to nail down some concrete ideas for using their resources in my classroom.”
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