Degrees and Certifications:
M.S. Library Science M.S. Reading Education E.D.M. Masters of Science Administration
Mrs. Shelly Ryan-Schrader
Greetings! My name is Shelly Ryan-Schrader and I come to Weems Elementary School with a Master’s of Science degree from Longwood University in Library and Information Studies and a Master of Science degree from Cortland University in Reading Education. I have worked as an Elementary Librarian for Fairfax County Public Schools, Fredericksburg City Public Schools, and for the Gainesville Middle School library for Prince William County Public Schools. My goals this year are to ensure that students are effective users of ideas and information, to empower students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and ethical users of information. I look forward to having an exciting library program that will include the Virginia Readers’ Choice program, book fairs, author visits, PBL projects and more. I enjoy collaborating with classroom teachers and implementing lessons and units of instruction that support our students and curriculum. While not working in the library, I enjoy family time with my husband Ernest and son Christopher. I also enjoy reading, running, traveling, and walking our two Yorkshire terriers. I am very excited to be here and look forward to a fabulous school year!