My name is Heather Tanner and I started my journey as a media specialist in FSD1 during the 2020-2021 school year. Previously, I was a high school English teacher who taught IB juniors, as well as English 9, 10, and 12. Some of my favorite parts of teaching were curating a classroom library, holding reading conferences, and just reading with my students! I received my undergraduate Bachelor of Arts English degree from FMU in 2011, my Master of Education in Learning and Teaching with an emphasis on Literacy from Coastal Carolina University in 2017, and my Education Specialist degree in Library Science from the University of West Georgia in 2021. I love learning, I love school, and I love to read! My hope is that students come into the Briggs Media Center and can find books that take them on adventures, teach them all the cool things about our world, and help to turn them into lifelong readers. I look forward to talking with you soon about your books!
I started working in the Briggs Media Center in 2018. I love helping students find books that are perfect for them. I have three daughters that all went to Briggs and I volunteered here for many years while they were here. I enjoy reading (of course!), spending time with my family, crocheting and gardening.
The Daily Bark is a student-produced morning show at Briggs Elementary School by fourth and fifth grade students. The hosts of The Daily Bark record important school announcements every afternoon, and the Hallway Headlines reporters interview students and staff to keep students informed about what's happening at The Briggs! To become a reporter or host, students must complete the audition application. Applications are available at the beginning of every school year, and at the end of Q2.
The Daily Bark is played every morning for students and can be viewed by parents, guardians, and other community members using the link below.