About the Teacher
My name is Whitney Taylor, and I am looking forward to being your child's librarian at Oak Grove! It's exciting to be returning to DeSoto County as an educator. I grew up in Olive Branch and graduated from Olive Branch High School in 2004.
After high school, I pursued my career in education by attending The University of Southern Mississippi. In 2009, I graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education. Immediately following graduation, I started graduate school to pursue my Master's Degree at Delta State University and earned my degree in 2011.
This will be my 11th year as an educator. I have taught first grade for four years at Dundee Elementary School in Tunica County. I have also taught two years at Senatobia Middle School teaching 4th Grade ELA/Social Studies. This is my fifth year as a librarian.
have been married to my husband, Clay, for eleven years. We have two
sons, Tobias, who is in Kindergarten at HES and Mathis, who is two
years old. We enjoy spending time as a family
and always look forward to football season to cheer on the Mississippi
Daily & Class Schedule
7:00 - 7:30 OPEN LIBRARY
7:40 - 8:25 4th Grade ELA
8:30 - 9:15 4th Grade Math
9:35 - 10:20 5th Grade ELA
10:20 - 11:05 5th Grade Math
11:05 - 11:50 Preschool (D Day) or Spotlight
11:50 - 12:15 Lunch
12:15 - 1:00 Planning
1:00 - 2:25 Tiger Time/SEG
Activity A: Gaines, Williams, Howell, Williamson
Activity B: Gregory, Rogers, Tippitt, Purnell
Activity C: Yates, Brown, Thompson, Conway
Activity D: Bailey, Strawn, Alexander, Gilbert
Activity E: Musselwhite, Dearing, Bland, Stanford
Activity F: Hollingsworth, Edwards, Norris, Smith
I am looking forward to this year in library at Oak Grove. My hope is that the library will become a place to help students, teachers, and parents partner together in the educational journey. I want to create a safe and enjoyable atmosphere to read, learn, and research through not only books, but technology as well.
Each month we will focus on a specific topic: fiction, nonfiction, research, mysteries, and poetry. Your student will learn about different book genres. My goal for them is to become independent library users. We will practice learning how to find books in our library through activities and games. We use Destiny as our school library catalog. You are able to access Destiny through our school website to see what books are available for check out.
Each Thursday, I send home library notices if your student has a book that is overdue. Your student may keep a book for two weeks. If your student gets one of these notices, they need to either return the book, renew the book, or pay for the book if it is lost or damaged. A student will not be allowed to check out any more books until this is taken care of and cleared from their library account.
Scholastic Book Fair will be in December 9 - 16th.
Open Library is in the mornings from 7:00 – 7:30. This is a time your student can return, check out, or pay for lost or damaged books.