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Mary M. Silgals



Eager to teach students twenty-first century skills in research using a unique combination of education experience coupled with seven years’ experience of integrating technology and print resources into teaching library skills.

·          Master Degree in Library and Information Science and Bachelor Degree in Education. Master of Education in Technology Degree. SCISA Master Teacher 2009.

·          Experienced in use of the Internet and educational software.

·          Dedicated to enthusiastic and dynamic teaching as a means of creating and nurturing a lifelong love of reading in children.


     Master of Education in Technology Degree Courses

 .   Master of Library and Informational Science

University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC.

     Bachelor of Education

University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY.

     Paralegal Certification Course
     Trident Technical College
     Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society Member

     Provisional Certification
     KY State Elementary Certificate, Grades 1-8.



Certified in Elementary Education (K-8). Experience in K-12.

Plans and instructs each lesson plan using wide variety of teaching aids, motivational and implementation strategies to engage students in active learning.

Incorporate teaching principles of Orton-Gillingham (language-based instruction for children with learning disabilities). Develop and conduct inter-grade activities.

Implement technological approaches to subject material. Research educational resources on the Internet. Assist with information retrieval.


August 2009
August 2004

June 1975

August 2001





Librarian: purchase, catalog, develop collection, circulate, collaborate with teachers, and assist in development of curriculum. Develop and conduct summer reading and incentive reading programs.




Computer Skills 

·          Software: Microsoft Windows® and Microsoft Word, Dreamweaver, Pressomatic, Power Point, Excel, Tripod

·          Working knowledge of the Internet

·          System installations and debugging; terminal/printer operations

·          Basic html – Web site creation






  • Librarian, K-12

       Trident Academy, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
       (An accredited Orton-Gillingham School for    children with learning disabilities)

  • 5th Grade Social Studies Teacher
  • 8th Grade South Carolina History Teacher
  • Assistive technology tutor



August 2001 to present



As needed


 Professional Affiliations


South Carolina Association of School Librarians
     - Young Adult Book Award committee

     - Independent and Special Schools committee
     - Conference presenter – SCISA, SCASL & SCIDEA

American Library Association

Young Adult Library Services Association

American Association of School Librarians
International Society for Technology in Education 




Passed the Praxis Exam for Media Specialist 03/03/2007

Mary M. Silgals, MLIS, M.Ed. in Technology