Pipkin Librarian, Michelle Cheeney, Named 2024 Linda Luke Librarian of the Year

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The Foundation for Springfield Public Schools is proud to announce that Michelle Cheeney, the dedicated librarian at Pipkin, has been honored with the Linda Luke Librarian of the Year award for 2024. This esteemed recognition celebrates Ms. Cheeney’s unwavering commitment to fostering a love for learning and creating a vibrant educational environment within her school.

Ms. Cheeney’s nomination stands as a testament to her remarkable dedication and innovative spirit. At the heart of her work lies a profound commitment to orchestrating innovative projects that elevate learning experiences at the building level. From captivating global read-aloud sessions to the development of interactive lessons, Ms. Cheeney’s initiatives have transformed the library into a hub of exploration and discovery.

Moreover, Ms. Cheeney’s support for the teaching and learning process is unparalleled. She has cultivated a library climate that encourages students and teachers alike to maximize available resources and technology, ensuring that every individual has the opportunity to thrive. Her tireless efforts have not only enriched educational experiences but have also fostered a community where curiosity flourishes.

Beyond her professional accomplishments, Ms. Cheeney’s attitude embodies caring and concern for every member of the Pipkin community. Her genuine passion for education resonates with all who interact with her, creating a nurturing environment where students feel valued and supported.

In receiving this award, Ms. Cheeney’s dedication and contributions to the educational landscape at Pipkin are rightfully celebrated. Her infectious enthusiasm for learning has become a cornerstone of the school’s culture, inspiring positive change and instilling a lifelong love of knowledge in our students.

Please join us in congratulating Michelle Cheeney on being named the 2024 Linda Luke Librarian of the Year. Her unwavering dedication and innovative spirit continue to enrich the lives of students and educators alike, leaving an indelible mark on the Pipkin community.

This award will be presented to Ms. Cheeney at the 2024 Celebrate SPS Banquet on Friday, April 19 at the Oasis Convention Center. For tickets, visit supportSPS.org/CelebrateSPS