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I am Lisa Woodard and I am the Media Specialist at Pleasant Grove Elementary! I am grateful to start the school year with not only the material benefit of thousands of new books, laptops, and fresh, new spaces to encourage creativity and collaboration, but also the chance to get to know each uniquely-gifted child at Pleasant Grove Elementary. I graduated from Duke University in 1986 with a Bachelor's in Biology. I worked in banking for thirteen years. I served as a Teacher's Assistant at a private school for two years and then as Media Assistant at Laurel Park Elementary for seven years. I completed my Master's in Library Science at NCCU in 2013 and was Media Specialist at Laurel Park in 2015. In 2015, WCPSS selected us to receive a 4C Grant, which is when I began using educational technology enrichment which we all enjoy. I recently attended the Google Apps for Education Summit and picked up some ideas for students expressing their learning through videos and apps. I have lived in Wake County for over eighteen years. My husband and I have two children; the youngest is enrolled at Green Hope High School. I am always looking for organized parent volunteers to help with shelving in the Media Center, so please drop in at your convenience. As parents and grandparents, we all resonate with the words of the late educator, Rita Pierson, "Every kid needs a champion," and I am confident that you will find that culture of strength and support at Pleasant Grove Elementary! I look forward to working with you. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.