Meet Jessica Garchik!
Ordinary things in life bring Jessica joy. She has included a poem which encapsulates her joy. Jessica loves working with children of all ages. They surprise her and make her laugh each day in wonderful ways. Jessica loves her family and her son is her greatest joy of all. “He is the best part of every day”. Jessica has also included a picture of baby Creed (Mr. Stone’s dog) because she love animals, all of them, so very much. Jessica also included a photo of her gardens because that is where she feels most at peace, when she is outside in the spring and smelling of dirt. All her worries melt away when things start to green up in the springtime.
“Do not ask your children to strive for extraordinary lives.
Such striving may seem admirable,but it is the way of foolishness.
Help them instead to find the wonder and the marvel of an ordinary life.
Show them the joy of tasting tomatoes, apples and pears.
Show them how to cry when pets and people die.
Show them the infinite pleasure in the touch of a hand.
And make the ordinary come alive for them.
The extraordinary will take care of itself.”
― William Martin, The Parent's Tao Te Ching: Ancient Advice for Modern Parents
Prior to being hired as the High School Librarian for Fairfield Jessica was the District Librarian for the Mt. Pleasant Community School District. Having grown up in the Quad-Cities; she earned my B.A. in English at St. Ambrose University, and Masters in Library and Information Science from the University of Iowa. Jessica completed her teaching certificate through Buena Vista University in order to transition to school librarianship. Most recently Jessica completed a Masters Certificate in Book Arts at the University of Iowa's Center for the Book. Her areas of interest are the history of children's literature as well as the book as a physical object which includes letterpress printing and book binding.
The technology department sent in a shout out for Jessica. They said, “Jessica has a huge heart when it comes to helping the students as well as other staff. From the standpoint of the Technology Department, she is always a huge help. Jessica troubleshoots computers, tracks down missing devices, and helps to collect devices and fees. She makes our technology work at the high school so much more efficient by helping track the tech in her building and helping students to be responsible and accountable with their devices”.
Jessica, thank you for being a part of our team! We are glad you are making a difference in our district
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