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.

Our Media Center is empty right now, but did you know that you can access it virtually through Destiny in Clever??

Looking for a good book, but can't go to the Library? Try an ebook! Go to Mackinvia, Sora, Myon, or Destiny to read books on your device! All of these are located in your Clever page. Check them out!!

New lists for the 2020-2021 SSyRA books are Here! The 3-5grade list is used for the Battle of the Books. Click below to see the Titles!

Congratulations to the Starkey Book Bears who represented our school at the annual Battle of the Books. They did an awesome job representing Starkey at the District Battle.

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".

3rd graders learn about being safe online.
Ms. Bailey's class
Ms. Kleinsorge’s class demonstrated their knowledge of fables, fairy tales, and folk tales by creating their own individual SWAY presentations.
  1. The Bears’ Den has undergone a huge transformation since August. All 10,000 books have been moved to create a more organized and welcoming space. We won a new Edison maker table, and new books are on the shelves. Most exciting is the beautiful new carpet in the media center. Starkey students are finding their media center to be a place of discovery, design, reading and fun!!
Our Edison Maker Table
Makerspace in Action!
Our bilingual section is growing!

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


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" • Kimberly Farmer - "A collection of books. A little time. A lot of learning." • AnnieSpratt - "books library jrr tolkien"