Crystal Joyce, Media CoordinatorThanks for stopping by our media center page. My name is Crystal Joyce and this is my tenth year teaching in the media center/library. I received my Masters in Library Science from Appalachian State University and my B.A in Communications from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and I ABSOLUTELY love being at Old Richmond Elementary. I am also back at Appalachian State Graduate School working towards getting a graduate certificate in Instructional Technology. I have 2 children, Sarah (who lives in Boone) and Stephen (who is a Sophomore at Appalachian State University). In my spare time, I enjoy sports, reading, camping, being outdoors, visiting historic sites throughout the South, and research. Currently, I am the North Carolina School Library Media Association Advocacy and Governance Director and on the Forsyth School Media Association Board. Being a school librarian is the best job in the world!We look forward to working with the teachers, students and parents. The media center is open from 8:30-3:30pm daily. Come by and see us!Crystal Joyce, Teacher LibrarianNancy Frye, Media AssistantORES Media Center Vision Statement
It is our vision that a superior library learning commons should be the heart of the school where everyone has a voice. The library learning commons will also be a place where active learning is constantly taking place to stimulate a successful environment and experience by providing opportunities for students and teachers to learn, share, create, exchange ideas, read, and develop personal, social, and academic growth.ORES Media Center Mission Statement
The mission of the ORES Media Center is to support 21st century teaching and learning within our school community. Our focus is on providing a challenging, supportive, and creative academic environment for children that is research-based; recognizing and stimulating individual creativity while promoting continuous academic, intellectual, and emotional growth. Each student will be given the instructional opportunities and curriculum support needed to become a 21st century critical thinker, problem solver, creator, lifelong learner and reader, and digital citizen who is prepared to live and work in a global community.