Phone: (520) 696-6152
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Mrs. Rachel Oldaker
Hello and welcome!
I am Rachel Oldaker, Mesa Verde's librarian. This will be my 7th year at Mesa Verde. This little school holds a special place in my heart and has been a big part of my family's history. My children both attended school here and I went to school here in 4th and 5th grade. Although my mom did not go to school here, she was a bus driver for this school for several years. Once a Mountain Lion, always a Mountain Lion!
My background is in healthcare. Before I had kids, I worked as a medical assistant in a family practice clinic and as a certified caregiver. I loved serving others, but decided to take a break to raise my kiddos. I started volunteering at my daughter's preschool and I was there so much that the director jokingly said; "you should be on payroll," Not long after, I was on payroll! I worked in pre-school and kindergarten as a teaching assistant for several years and then followed my children to Mesa Verde. For the first four years of my career at Mesa Verde, I worked as the Behavior Intervention Monitor. This position was precious to me. I am so thankful for everything the students here have taught me and I am always putting those lessons to use in the library! I am passionate about children's literature and reading and I am so excited to be a scout for our students during their reading adventures and exploration. I'm looking forward to digging into many good books with our Mountain Lions!
Favorite Genre: Historical Fiction
Favorite Picture Book: I have two faves; The Monster at the End of this Book by Jon Stone and Hugs and Kisses by Christophe Loupy
Favorite Chapter Book: Savvy by Ingrid Law
Favortie Book Character: I have two; Skippy Jon Jones and Amelia Bedelia