Kristy Vander, Librarian
  • Kristy Vander

    I have been so blessed to be a part of the Clearwood family for the past 8 years as the librarian and media specialist. I began my education at Southeastern Louisiana University and earned a B.G.S (2009). While enrolled in the master's program I was duel enrolled in the Library Science program for K12 School Librarian at SLU and at Southern University working toward a teaching certification in middle school science (2010). I finished my schooling with a Master's Degree in Educational Leadership and Technology (2011). 


  • Clearwood Library Media Center

    Welcome! I hope you will visit our library next time you come to Clearwood. We open at 8:10 so students can take care of their library needs of exchanging or renewing their books to avoid overdue fines. Some mornings the computer lab is full of students typing a report or searching for the "just right" photo for a PowerPoint assignment. Other mornings you will witness groups of students who have found a common interest consorting with one another, playing games, or chatting.  Randomly scattered throughout the library, you will find individual students tucked away reading, drawing or building a puzzle. 

    The students learn how to interact with one another in a respectful way and how to share a space that is being used for multipurposes.

    Fourth and fifth grade students come to the library once a week for 30 minutes. They learn valuable skills that will help them sort through information and find answers to questions and problems that they face on a daily basis. Along with these information literacy skills they will also be exposed to internet safety and research projects.

    Junior high students come to to the library during their ELA block. 

    Hours:  8:10am - 4pm     2 books 2 weeks    .05 per day over due date