Phone: 3169733000


Degrees and Certifications:

ESU - Master of Library Science Newman - ESOL Certification (In Progress) St. Mary's University - BS Elementary Education State of Kansas Licensure Professional Teaching - K-5 Professional Library Media Specialist - K-12

Mrs. Amy Baars

Welcome to the Jefferson Elementary School Library! My name is Amy Baars, and I am our school's library media specialist. I have the pleasure of seeing and teaching every student once or twice a week in the library. As your child's teacher-librarian, he/she will learn lifelong skills in information literacy, digital citizenship, and reading!

The library is the heart of our school. It is my intention to create a safe, positive, and organized environment in the library. We will learn to find joy in books and reading every day. We will also be challenged with engaging, rigorous, relevant, and standard-based lessons. My goal is to build a community of strong and independent readers, information seekers, and technology producers.


We will have a great year growing as library users and lifelong learners!