This week's IPride Star of the Week is Tari Mackanos, media specialist at Independence Middle School. She goes above and beyond to make her library a special, homey place for all of the kids. She makes herself available all day long to kids who want to decompress in a comfortable setting. The kids who don't love sports, but love to read, always have a place to go during recess to enjoy a cozy class period. She is always coming up with contests to draw kids into her domain. As a classroom teacher, I truly appreciate her efforts in helping the kids when they have homework questions. She gets right into it and helps them research answers. TMAC is truly an institution around here! We love her!
She was nominated by Independence Middle School Teacher Danielle Renton.