Welcoming Zoan Stokes

Fayerweather is thrilled to welcome Zoan Stokes as our new Librarian!

What inspired you to work in schools?
I knew early on in my life that I loved helping others learn. As a student, who had a difficult time learning how to read, the joy I felt once I overcame the task was immeasurable, and I wanted to pass that feeling on to anyone who would let me.
What is your favorite book and why?
Frog and Toad Are Friends by Arnold Lobel is my favorite book because it was the first book I learned how to read on my own as a struggling reader. I believe it helps build my understanding of friendships and love of amphibians and reptiles.
What is your favorite thing or hobby outside of school?
My happy place is in the kitchen. I LOVE to bake. I learned from my Granny Rosie (who raised me). She always put ALL her love into baking, so it was also how I learned how to show my love.
Do you have a favorite grade level or age to teach?
My favorite grade to teach second grade (I taught 2nd grade for over 10 years). In second-grade students' personalities really start to shine through. They are not only learning to read but reading to learn, and figuring out what interests them through reading and books amazes me!
What are you reading now?
I am a bookaholic, so I am reading several books right now: The Tapping Solution to Creating Lasting Change by Jessica Ortner, Atlas of the Heart by Brené Brown, The Final Gambit (The Inheritance Games, book 3) by Jennifer Lynn Barnes, and The Weight of Blood by Tiffany D. Jackson.

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