Mrs. Kathi Rush

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Mrs. Kathi Rush

My name is Kathi Rush, and I am very excited to be a new member of the Keeling Elementary School community! Some of my earliest memories are of reading favorite books, and I hope to instill a love of reading in each student here.  I was previously the K--5 library assistant at Wilson K--8, and it's wonderful to return to the library.

My background is in public libraries, as well as education, having taught English to immigrant students from the age of preschool through adulthood; loving language in general, I have also enjoyed teaching Spanish.  It is such fun to be putting my experience and skills to work here, and I love reading the same great stories to Keeling classes as I did when I volunteered in my own two daughters' grade school library nearly 20 years ago in Virginia.

My husband and I moved back to Tucson with our girls 12 years ago, and I have absolutely fallen in love with Tucson, and with the beautiful children here at Keeling Elementary School.  It is a privilege to be of service, and I look forward to helping ignite a passion for books, libraries, and lifelong learning in each and every student.