Ms. Jamie Becker

Wright City High School

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Wright City High School

Jamie Becker

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Jamie A. Becker is the Teacher-Librarian at Wright City High School in Wright City, Missouri.  Now in her sixth year at WCHS, she continues to change and grow what the Library Learning Commons means for WCHS.  Prior to coming to Wright City, she worked two years as an elementary librarian in Ferguson, Missouri, and previously taught 5th grade (as well as holding several other positions in schools in Nevada and Missouri).  She is the sponsor of WCHS's Epsilon Beta club, a library ambassadors club for high school students, and co-sponsor of WCHS's Scholar Bowl team. 

Ms. Becker is currently in her first year of studies as a PhD student at Emporia State University in Emporia, Kansas.  Her research interests include collaboration with teachers, student choice in reading in the classroom (particularly high school aged students), genrefication of the school library, and the expanding and changing role of the school teacher-librarian, as well as how they are perceived by staff, students, and administration.   Her future goal is to be a research-practitioner while continuing as a school librarian, and in the future teach and mentor future school librarians.

In her spare time, Ms. Becker is a color guard tech with North Point Middle School's (Wentzville, MO) Winterguard, and plays oboe with the St. Charles Community College Concert Band (though currently on hiatus due to her doctoral studies).  She is also a merit badge counselor and RaiseRight Coordinator for her son's Boy Scout troop, and a webpage designer/manager for several non-profit groups.

Ms. Becker holds a Master of Education from the University of Missouri, a Master of Arts in Education from Lindenwood University, a Post-Baccalaureate in Elementary Education from Western Governors University, and a Bachelor of Science from Northern Illinois University.

Ms. Becker was named an American Library Association Emerging Leader in 2020, and was sponsored by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL).