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Recently retired from full-time employment, Louise continues to work with schools and districts as they plan for change and growth, including the investment in technology. She contributed to the profession through the William S. Hart Union High School District in Santa Clarita, California for 33 years, directing and planning special programs, supervising  libraries and learning resources, developing and presenting professional development activities for staff members, and leading all phases of technology implementation. In technology, she was responsible for developing and managing the infrastructure of and integration of technology into the curriculum as well as business operations, student information systems, and general office operations; and directing professional development in technology for certificated and classified staff.

Her first role in the Hart District was as a school librarian, first at Placerita Junior High School and later at Saugus High School. She also served as adjunct faculty member at College of the Canyons for more than 20 years, both as reference librarian and instructor. She represented the Hart District at the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce and its Education Foundation.

Since 1979, she has served on visiting committees for the Western Association of Schools and Colleges in their accreditation process and for the California Department of Education. For the past 15-plus years, she has been a master trainer for both organizations.  

Described as a principled instructor who provides practical tips, Louise presents workshops at local, state, and national conferences on school reform, grant writing, libraries and learning resources, adult learning and professional development, long-range planning, technology planning and implementation, and programs for limited English proficient students.

Louise received awards for "Outstanding Achievement for District Support Services" in 1989 and 1995 from the Santa Clarita Valley Chapter of the Association of California School Administrators. A 30-plus-year member of Phi Delta Kappa, she served as president of the Santa Clarita Valley Chapter and received its Service Award in 1992. Louise maintains her affiliation with the California School Library Association. She served as a regional representative and state Vice-President-Legal in the 1970's.
 
She received her Bachelor of Science degree from The University of Texas at Austin, Texas, a Master of Arts from Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona, and her Doctorate from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Growing up in Houston, Louise is the product of Texas public schools: West University Elementary School, Pershing Middle School, and Lamar High School, all part of the Houston Independent School District. Check out our high school class website.
 
With husband Gordon, Louise lives in Monrovia, California with it's wonderful Old Town and historic homes. The town has more than 2,700 homes that are 70 or more years old!  Each year on Mother's Day, the Monrovia Historic Preservation Group conducts an Old Homes Tour. Louise serves on the Friends of the Monrovia Public Library Board and served two terms on the city's Library Board which supports and promotes the Monrovia Public Library as an informational and educational center for the community. Drive out our way and enjoy the festivities! If you're looking for a wonderful gift for a child, here's my favorite source for wooden toys, educational toys, and kids' furniture on the web!
 
Here's the list of some of Louise's favorite songs used at the beginning of workshops (posted 8/2010).
 

For friends interested in our travel adventures, here are some photos from our five week African safari in October 2002, our three-plus week visit to Australia and New Zealand in October 2003, and our China adventure in July 2006. (Warning: Both Africa and Australia are large files and slow to download.)  Just for the husband, here are his long-time friends (photo taken oh so many years ago), part of the Darcus Street Gang.

 

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