My name is Corisa Walker and I am very excited to be the Librarian at Brookdale. I am a graduate of the University of Rhode Island, with a degree in Elementary Education and Sociology, and have my Master's Degree in Education with School Library Certification from William Paterson University. This is my 17th year in education. I spent the 12 years with the Paterson Public Schools, as a 4th and 5th grade teacher, a Library Media Specialist, and an Instructional Coach. I have always loved to read, and was lucky enough to have my reading interests nurtured by both my parents, and my educators. It was my love for reading, and my strong desire to expose students to the wonderful world of books that guided me to become a School Librarian. I am a Verona resident, as well as a Brookdale parent to our two daughters, Adelyn and Elenora. My goals are to prepare our students to be active and responsible 21st century learners, to engage students in the research process, and most importantly, to foster a love and appreciation of reading in every student. I am also passionate about making and design thinking and am excited to further develop our Brookdale Makerspace.
We love to have parents volunteer in the library, so if you are available and interested, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org!