PFC Spotlight: Ms. Fox, Thornhill Librarian
Thu, Sep 2 9:35am

Hello Thunderbirds! 

Over the next several weeks, we are going to highlight Thornhill’s incredible PFC staff members, so you can get to know them and learn how they impact our students.

Your donation to the Thornhill Annual Fund goes directly to funding an amazing staff, which includes our beloved Thornhill Librarian, Ms. Fox.

Hello, My name is Marie Fox and I am grateful to be in my fourth year as the Thornhill librarian. I have lived in Oakland for the last 17 years, and my husband and I have three daughters - one alumna, Lucy (now in 7th grade at Montera), Kaya (4th grade), and Grace (1st grade). I have a BA in English Literature from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and am currently in my last semester of graduate school at SJSU for my Masters of Library and Information Science. 

I love that our library is a communal space for our entire school and that I get to see every student every week. My goal is to offer library sessions in which each and every student feels welcome. During my time with the students, we read and discuss books that are related to current cultural events, just for fun, or are connected to their curriculum, supporting what they are learning in their classrooms. I also coordinate author visits (virtually for now!), make book recommendations, and offer activity centers. Research has shown that schools staffed with a qualified librarian have a boost to their student achievement. I aim to support all our students in their educational journey. I am passionate about supporting students in discovering what sparks their interest and helping to develop their critical thinking and information-gathering skills.

I am very grateful to be a part of the wonderful Thornhill community of students, families, staff, and readers! Please check out the Thornhill library website as a resource for our students and families and reach out to me with any questions. 

-Marie Fox

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