This duo from the Kansas City area were selected as two of the Midwest Education Technology Conference’s Midwest Spotlight Educators for 2014. The spotlight recognition honors leaders from the region in education technology, whose practices are making a difference for students as well as teachers. Megan Chambers and Amy Taylor have worked together at the Lee’s Summit West High School Library Media Center for the last eight years where their mission has been to create a teen friendly atmosphere that fosters a love of reading while developing students who are literate in 21st century skills and use information responsibly.
Megan is a Library Media Specialist at Lee’s Summit West High School. She earned her Master of Library Science from the University of Central Missouri and is a former social studies teacher. Her career focus has been on combining the elements of research, technology and project based learning. Amy is also a Library Media Specialist at Lee’s Summit West High School. She earned her Master of Information Technology from the University of Central Missouri and her Master of Library Science from Emporia State University. She is a former social studies teacher and Instructional Technology Specialist. She has focused on building meaningful collaborative relationships with students and staff that promote learning.
They are both active members of the Greater Kansas City Association of School Librarians and the Missouri Association of School Librarians. They have presented numerous times at national and state conferences; Megan and Amy strive to provide relevant information that leave participants inspired. Follow them on twitter @Amy_Taylor_71 and @mchambers31. Checkout the LSWHS Library Website, on twitter @lswlmc or on Pinterest at LSW LMC.