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Nelson Ridge
Intermediate School
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Mrs. Drews
Information Specialist -
Bentley, Nelson Ridge, and Oakview

About Me...

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I have been a Librarian for 22 years and I love it more and more each year. Working with students, getting them interested in good books, and sharing my love of reading with them is my favorite part of the job. It is very rewarding to me when I see students excited about books and I feel very proud to be able to encourage that love.

Quick Facts...

Years Teaching:

29 Years


Reading (obviously!) - My favorite books are the Harry Potter series. (I am a Gryffindor, by the way!)

Singing - I sing in two choirs and perform special music at my church. I am a high soprano and I love challenging pieces of music! I occasionally write my own lyrics related to the library to pop song music, such as "Bring a Book" to "Cups (When I'm Gone)".

Clogging - A type of tap dancing. I have been clogging for four years with the group Clogging Craze here New Lenox.

Crafts - I love to crochet, make beaded jewelry, and repurpose items to make them look new. 

Favorite Movies - The Harry Potter series (of course!), Guardians of the Galaxy, Jurassic World. I'm a big Science Fiction/Fantasy fan.

Favorite TV Shows - Doctor Who, American Idol, Survivor, The Crown 

Graduated From:

Moraine Valley Community College
St. Xavier College - Bachelor's in Elementary Education/English
Chicago State University - Masters in Library Science 

My Family:

I have a husband and two kids. My son is in college studying film editing. My daughter is in high school. She wants to study vocal music in college.

We also have a dog named Jillaroo (Jilly for short). She is an Australian Cattle Dog. She loves sitting on our pool deck and riding in my family's boat in Florida. She also LOVES going to the beach!