My name is Arielle Goldstein and I am a School Library Media Specialist that is all about disrupting thinking, fostering creativity, solving problems, and asking questions.
I am a New Jersey native who enjoys reading, listening to music, and most of all traveling. You will never find me anywhere in the world without a book, my iPhone, and my iPad.
Currently, I hold a Supervisor Certificate, School Library Media Specialist Certificate, a Masters Degree in Educational Technology, a Masters Degree in Elementary Education (K-8) Supervisor Certificate.
This is my first year, 17/18 teaching High School and I’m in a library that is 25+ years old. My job is to gut, remodel, and update it to make it more inviting engaging, and collaborative. The library is not only getting a facelift but my plan is to change the mindset of the students as well.
Previously, I work in a NJ elementary school as a Computer Teacher and Library Media Specialist. My job involved integrating information literacy skills and technology skills into the K-4 curriculum. Each project was planned and taught alongside classroom teachers to smoothly integrate content and technology. Throughout the K-8 district, I was a Technology Leader constantly learning about new technologies and working with my team to inform and educate the staff.
Along with my teaching schedule, I maintained Chromebooks, iPads, Macbooks, and other technology within the school. There I supported as a GAFE Admin for the school district.
My passion over the years was/is for STEAM. Over 3 years I developed and implemented a complete K-4 STEAM program. Teachers had a STEAM room stocked with materials, lesson ideas, training, and support to implement a school-wide STEAM program.
When I’m not in school I’m home with my two Old English Sheepdog and spending time with family.
- Birthday: December 27th
- Children’s Book: Catcher in the Rye, A HandMaid’s Tale, The Dot, Alexander and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day, and Gregory the Terrible Eater
- Movie: The Little Mermaid, Big, Empire Records, The Wizard of Oz
- Children’s Author: Kevin Henkes, Peter Reynolds
- Color: blue
- Fear of spiders
- Coffee FANATIC
- Quote: “I am not a teacher but an awakener.” -Robert Frost