Title: Media specialist/librarian; Moffat County High School assistant football coach
How long have you been in Moffat County?
This is my 11th year.
Where did you come from originally and what brought you here?
I'm originally from Wisconsin. A teaching job brought me to Craig.
Have you been teaching in the district for 11 years?
Yes, and this is my 15th year overall : teaching.
Did you have any other teaching
jobs in the district before you had this one?
I was a Spanish and U.S. history teacher.
What do you think is the best part of your job as a librarian?
There (are) a lot of best parts about it. There's working with the students and the teachers, helping them : do projects and assignments and helping teachers design and create or find the materials that work with their units and lessons.
The other fun part of it is running the library - buying books, buying materials, (working with) computer databases that people will use. It's a challenge to get materials in here that will make the library useful.
What's your favorite MCHS activity?
Football. Of course, football.
How long have you been a coach at MCHS?
I think I'm in the middle of my seventh year of coaching.
What's the best part about your coaching position?
Coaching just involves a lot of trying to get young men working together, playing hard and enjoying the game. That's what I enjoy about it - that's why I coach, because (I) like to see all pieces of a team come together. At any given time, there (are) 11 people on the field with 11 different responsibilities. And, when it works, it's beautiful. It really is. :. And then obviously, being around the students : and working with the coaches - it's a lot of fun. It's a lot of hours, but it's a lot of fun.
Title: Moffat County High School library technician
How long have you worked in Moffat County School District?
This is my 25th year.
Did you have any other jobs in the school district before this one?
I was at East Elementary (School) for 21 years.
What did you do there?
I was a paraprofessional and a library tech there, also.
What are some of your duties as a library technician?
(When classes come into the library,) assisting students and teachers that come in here and use our library.
That would be the big part of what we do - just assisting the students and the teachers.
There's a lot of other things we do, but that's the biggest part of it.
What are some of the other things you do?
We have a computer lab. : We are in charge of all the audio-visual equipment for the school, so we check that in and check that out to teachers. We order books - new books - in all the time. (We're) always looking for new material.
What's the best part of your job?
Probably the interaction with the staff and students and then the purchasing of the materials.
I imagine it must be fun to get a whole stack of new books.
It is. We enjoy that a lot.
What are some of the new books you've ordered recently?
We just placed an order of 275 fiction books that we'll be getting in soon.
Where did you come from originally?
Nebraska City, Neb.
When did you move to Moffat County and what brought you here?
1981 : My husband works for TriState Generation and Transmission (the power plant)
What's your favorite high school activity?
The sports and probably the speech and debate, because those are the things my kids did when they attended high school here.
I have two children - I have a daughter and a son who both graduated from Moffat County High School.
What are your children's names and ages?
Amy Nitta, 31, and Chris Weible, 26.