I was born and raised in Binghamton, New York, the eldest of three daughters. From my Mom (who graduated from college the same year I graduated from High School), I learned compassion, tolerance and kindness. From my Dad, Richard Baldwin, a basketball coach at Broome Community College and Binghamton University, I learned to set goals, be competitive, and, above all, to persevere.
Education and Experience
I knew in seventh grade that I wanted to be a librarian. So I pursued my dream, and earned my Masters in Library Science from Florida State University. My first job was a high school library media specialist at Wakulla High School, in Wakulla, Florida. From there I moved back to Binghamton and worked as a library media specialist at Binghamton East Junior High School. I settled in Houston at Carroll Elementary School (as a library media specialist) in the Aldine Independent School District in Houston, Texas, until I opened Aldine's Eckert Intermediate School as the library media specialist in 1993. I fulfilled another dream when I owned my own children's bookstore, Neverending Tales, in Houston, for five years. Sadly, it was too difficult to hold two full time jobs at the same time, so I sold my store. I also made a career change and became the Librarian at the Kayem Library, Kinkaid Middle School, in Houston, Texas.
My husband and daughter take up most of my time, when I am not obsessed with my computer (with which I have a love/hate relationship). I also have four dogs: Lillie, Jennie, Murphy, and Minnie.
- Eisenhower Clearinghouse
- Global School Net Projects
- Doc's Education Resource Pages
- Classroom Connect
Libraries and Museums:
Books and Literature:
This page was developed through GirlTECH '97, a teacher training and student technology council program sponsored by the Center for Research on Parallel Computation (CRPC), a National Science Foundation-funded Science and Technology Center. © June 1997 Judith Peckham, updated June, 2000 http://teachertech.rice.edu/Participants/jpeckham/