Starkey Media Center Mrs. Kurleman - Media Specialist

Welcome to the Starkey Elementary Media Center, otherwise known as "THE BEARS' DEN". A place to gather, read, imagine, research, design, and create.

My name is Mrs. Kurleman. I have worked for Pinellas County Schools for 11 years and this is my sixth year as a media specialist. I am excited to be at Starkey Elementary to help build a strong library program that supports the needs of ALL students and teachers. I plan to accomplish this by creating a unique space for students to check out books, participate in media lessons, research topics of interest, and visualize, design, and create in our new "makerspace area".

September's focus is to introduce students to our new Makerspace area

Check back often to see what's happening in the "Starkey Bears' Den". Each month's focus will be highlighted here!

This year Starkey students will participate in the school and district Battle of the Books. All students in grades 3-5 are encouraged to read the Sunshine State Young Reader Award Books (SSYRA) books in order to participate. Teams will compete in a school battle. The winning team will go on to represent Starkey and compete in the District wide battle . The date is yet to be determined, but is usually in February. Please stay tuned for updates!

I look forward to working with your child and partnering with you in your child's education. Please feel free to contact me at kurlemans@pcsb.org with any questions .


Created with images by Paul Schafer - "untitled image" • werner22brigitte - "black bear mammal" • AnnieSpratt - "books library jrr tolkien"