Yutzy, Karen (Media Specialist)

Welcome to the

FES Media Center!

 
Karen Yutzy
karen.yutzy@bcsemail.org

I graduated from Queens University of Charlotte in 2007 with a B.A. in English Literature and Drama.  I taught K-5 Drama for Craven County Schools from 2008-2013.  My husband and I are originally from McDowell County and we moved back to Western NC in January 2013.  I began working for Buncombe County Schools in January 2013 and completed my Master of Library Science degree from Appalachian State University in May 2013.  I started working at Fairview in August 2013 as the media specialist.
 
What makes Fairview such a special place to teach?
Fairview is a special place to teach because of the people who work here. Each grade level has a unique team of teachers working together to benefit student achievement.  Also, the community is so supportive of the school.  In spite of its size, it feels like a family.
 
What do you like most about teaching at Fairview?
My favorite thing about teaching at Fairview is my students.  I am in a unique position to build relationships with the entire student body and I have the privilege of watching them grow year after year.
 
How would you describe your classroom?
The Fairview school media center library is a place for inquiry and reading.  I truly enjoy helping students search for answers and encouraging their growth as readers and thinkers.
 
What authors or books inspire you as a teacher?
I have so many favorite books I cannot possibly list them here.  Come to the library and let's talk about what inspires you!
 
What is your favorite quote about education, children and/or learning?
Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.  ~William Butler Yeats
 
For which classroom projects/events are you known?
Battle of the Books (3-5 grades)
Book Fair (coming Sept 2014)
 
How does Fairview create 21st century learners who collaborate with others and have a true passion for learning?
All of the decisions made at Fairview are made with the goal of student achievement in the 21st century in mind.  Our school MTAC team is striving to get devices into the hands of students as much as possible.  Teachers are encouraging students to work in cooperative learning teams to complete project and problem based inquiries.  Students at Fairview don't have one classroom teacher.  They have a team of educational professionals working together to achieve maximum student achievement and growth.
 
In what ways can parents take an active role in your classroom and in their child's learning?
Read with them!