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    Allison New
    Media Specialist
    Phone: 706.592.3987 (Ext. 5)
    Email: newal@boe.richmond.k12.ga.us
     

     
  •      Welcome to the Library Media Center page.  My name is Ms. New, and I am the media specialist at Spirit Creek.  I have been a member of the Spirit Creek family since 2008.  Before becoming a media specialist, I was an elementary school teacher.  In fact, I come from a family of educators. My father was a principal and my mother was a teacher.  From my earliest memories, the importance of education was stressed in our household. Therefore, it is no wonder that my sister, who is also a media specialist,  and I have followed in their footsteps.  

         In 1993, I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Augusta State University.  Two years later, I received my certification in Early Childhood Education.  Teaching at Jenkins-White Elementary and Gracewood Elementary were rewarding experiences for me.  I had the pleasure of serving as Teacher of the Year at both schools and have many fond memories of my years teaching elementary school.  After experiencing the many benefits of teaching at a Reading First school, I decided to further my education by earning a Master of Education (Media Specialist Program) degree from Cambridge College.  I look forward to many more years working with students and teachers in the media center.  

         My hobbies include traveling, reading, and collecting dolls.  I am an animal lover and enjoy spending time with my Border Collie, Maltipoo, and three beautiful cats.