A MOTHER IRENE LIBRARY VOLUNTEER …

  • Likes order and organization
  • Doesn’t get frustrated when the order and organization falls apart
  • Likes to help children find just the right book(s)
  • Is not afraid of computers
  • Enjoys the sound of learning—even when it gets noisy
  • Loves to laugh
  • Has strong knees and a strong back for shelving books on low shelves
  • Has the time and desire to work for two hours in the library every other week

Library volunteers are a vital part of library services. Duties include shelving books, checking books in and out, assisting students, and clerical help as needed. If you would like to join our volunteer team, please contact Angela Moreira.

Angela Moreira

Librarian
Joined St. Anne's in: 2005

Degrees & Certifications:
University of Colorado Denver – Denver, CO M.A., Master of Arts 2010 Specializations: Curriculum and Instruction, Reading, Writing, K - 6

Years in education:
23

Favorite thing about St. Anne's:
I love working at a school that was founded by women who put others first. The values that the Sisters lived by can be felt on campus today. Values like serving others, taking care of those in need, spending additional time with students struggling to read, taking time to stop and smell the roses. They were also frugal and selfless. I believe the founding principles of SAES are what people feel when they visit our campus. I am proud to work at a place that values kindness and community. I also work with incredibly smart individuals who put their students first.

Why did you choose to teach?
My passion is supporting individuals with learning differences by helping them to advocate for themselves and to implement lifelong strategies for success. I believe students achieve success through meaningful relationships built on the power of empathy. I chose a career in education because I love spending time with kids. My middle school students keep me on my toes with their endless curiosity, wit, and they keep it real. After a neuropsychological evaluation, at the age of 37, I learned that I have dyslexia and ADHD. I am proud of my learning differences and want to empower others to feel the same. I am passionate about celebrating the positive impacts of neurodiversity in the classroom and beyond. For this reason, the learning specialist position is a perfect fit.

Hobbies or interests outside of school:
I enjoy hiking, reading, dancing, and attempting to keep up with my two daughters.

Stuck on an island, what book do you bring with you?/Favorite book:
The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay