Mrs. Karen Christensson is the Librarian/Media Specialist at the Edina campus. She teaches reading appreciation and information literacy. Mrs. Christensson has a B.S. in Elementary Education, an M.S. Instructional Media and Technology, and an M.S. in Nutrition and Food Science.
It changes every year, of course! To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee was life-changing for me, as it opened the door for me to loving fiction as much as nonfiction. Good writing is a powerful influence!
Favorite scripture verse:
Galatians 2:20: “I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”
Favorite thing about working at CCS:
I appreciate the uncompromising focus on Jesus Christ.
Favorite learning activity:
I look forward to a new and original library research project each year that stretches from November through the first weeks in January.
Favorite student quotes:
Second grade student: “You are like a waitress for books.”
Sixth grade student: “I just blow off everything and read.”
Kindergarten student: “I want a book about dinosaurs with skin on them.”
Fun or fascinating facts:
I like to challenge myself to stay current with new educational technologies and share them with CCS students—just as I love to select, read and share new books with them, too.