Maryland School Librarian of the Year
|[No photo available]||Cassandra Lopez, Northfield Elementary School, Howard County
Cassandra Lopez has been a media specialist for the last 11 years. Becoming a media specialist was a second career for her. Her undergraduate degree is a B.S. in Psychology from California State University, San Bernardino from 1987. She attended McDaniel College for her master’s degree in School Library Science from 2004-2006. She was a part of a cohort that was offered through the Howard County school system. Cassandra is the full-time media specialist at Northfield Elementary School in Ellicott City, MD. She has held this position for 11 years. Prior to this she was the media assistant at Northfield. Her first career was in marketing, and she was in the business world for 15 years, prior to beginning work in education. She obtained her NBCT in Library Media in 2013, and currently serves as a Candidate Support Provider in the county. She is a member of MASL. Currently, she is on the Library Steering Committee for HCPSS. She has presented at the state technology convention several times, as well as at the county level. She believes she has the best job in the world.