Phone: (719) 867-8294
Degrees and Certifications:
MLIS, Dominican University BA, Oklahoma State University --- K-12 Teaching Certification in CO & OK
Hello! My name is Kari Stevenson and I am excited to be joining the Palmer Ridge staff this year. This is my 8th year as a Teacher-Librarian but my 10th in School Libraries. I graduated in 2011 a Master's of Library and Information Science (with an emphasis in School Libraries) from Dominican University in River Forest, IL. I received my Professional Colorado Teaching Certificate in School Libraries K-12 in the Spring of 2016.
Before working in Colorado, I spent many years in the Putnam City Public School District in the Oklahoma City area. However, I grew up on the Front Range and am excited to be back in Colorado.
My greatest passion as an educator lies in cultivating a love of reading and research in my students. Finding the right book for the right student and/or seeing the excitement in a student as they discover something new is what makes my job one that I love.
Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions and I hope that we have a great year here at Palmer Ridge!