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Susan (Oberteuffer) Mitchell
I am Susan (Oberteuffer) Mitchell, and I am SO grateful and excited to be returning for my 4th year as the Media Specialist for Osceola. I am married with two children, West (21) and Anna (17). West is currently serving in the Navy as a Corpsman, at Fort Bragg, NC-he is in a special training called SARC-Special Amphibious Recon Corpsman. My daughter Anna is a Junior in the IB program at Vanguard High School, and plays Varsity soccer and swims. My husband Scott and I moved to Ocala 11 years ago from Gainesville, when he took his current position at the Silver River Museum at Silver Springs State Park.
I worked at Eighth Street Elementary before coming to Osceola, I really enjoy seeing all my former students when they come to the Library. Other jobs that I have had before becoming a librarian include being a Zookeeper at Busch Gardens, working for an archaeology firm in St. Petersburg, and working as a landscaper. I really love being in the Media Center though, and it my greatest wish to have EVERY student find the love of reading while they are here.
Becoming a librarian has been a dream come true--I always have stacks of books at home that I still haven't had time to read, and I feel very lucky that both my kids love to read too. I feel that reading is TRULY the key to success both in school, and in life--the ability to read, understand, and communicate well will NEVER go out of style! READING IS POWER.
I look forward to many years at Osceola; and I hope to make the Media Center a welcoming, open, and creative place for students to come read, research, study and think.
Check out the MEDIA CENTER PAGE UNDER THE CURRICULUM TAB FOR MORE GREAT INFO ON BOOKS, READING, and INTERESTING SITES. Thanks for visiting my page, I look forward to seeing all of you in the Media Center!
Mrs. Susan Mitchell