Jennifer Gaither

Teacher Librarian
Baltimore City Public Schools

Jennifer Gaither, a 2017 Bezos Scholar Educator, 2018 I Love my Librarian award winner, and 2019 Maryland School Librarian of the Year Finalist, is the librarian and International Baccalaureate Extended Essay Coordinator at Baltimore City College, supporting research and writing across the curriculum. In her commitment to ensure ALL students receive both the skill set and the mindset to be successful in college and beyond, she provides one-to--one research and writing consultations, offers virtual instruction, facilitates peer to peer supports, trains community volunteers, and leads teacher professional development. Modeled off of Dissertation Boot Camp for graduate researchers, she implemented Extended Essay work days and summer camp. Jennifer also created a “relaxation station” in the library to help students during stressful times. She loves her job and works to ensure her students also have the opportunity to live a life where their passions and talents can meet a need.

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