in a year long program called Academic Center for Exploratory Students (ACES) to get certified as a library media specialist. She returned to Stamford soon after and began her first job at Heart Magnet Elementary.
The biggest challenge working as an elementary school teacher, according to Boyd, was trying to meet the needs of all of her students, regardless what there academic level was and trying to reach every student equally based on their ability.
“I enjoyed seeing how they grew socially and emotionally from the beginning until the end,” said Boyd.
Transitioning from a school teacher to a librarian seemed daring, but it was an experience Boyd was not scared of. “I wanted a change and a challenge for something different.”
Her average day being at Brien McMahon High School as a librarian include: updating library books, advertising more popular books, helping students with research, and showing them how to find reliable sources.
“It’s not easy because its my first time working as a librarian media specialist… but I love being a librarian because I get to work with multiple teachers and students,” said Boyd.
Her favorite part about working in McMahon is the, “diversity and school spirit.”
One thing she would tell the students in this school is, “Always believe in yourself, you would be surprised in what you accomplish.” She seems to love working in a high school were the diversity is different and more challenging.