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Announcing the 2019 SCASL Slate of Officers

2019 Slate
The 2018-2019 SCASL Elections Committee proudly presents the Official 2019 SCASL Slate of Officers up for election at our #SCASL2019 Conference. The Elections Committee accepted nominations through October 29, 2018, and after careful consideration, these are the members who accepted their nomination to be considered for our election procedure at our annual conference. SCASL had many nominations this year for our open positions. A key component of a nomination process is the nominee accepting their nomination. The members of this year's Slate are excited to be a active members of our organization in various future capacities, from Executive Board positions (President-Elect, Secretary) to those charged with accepting and vetting nominations for the 2020 Slate of Officers (Members-at-Large.) Thank you to the many who nominated names. Each nominee who accepted their nominations was vetted and presented to the Board of Directors for approval. With that approval today, we are ready to share the 2019 SCASL Slate of Officers.  

The Elections Committee consisted of myself, Cathy Jo Nelson, Immediate Past President, SCASL Regional Network Director Beth Bryant, and our current SCASL Members-at-Large Team, Laura Jeffers, Tambra Pingle, and Brandy Rollins. We proudly present this Slate to be voted on during the 2019 SCASL Conference Annual Business Meeting scheduled for Friday, March 8, 2019. 
President-Elect Candidate: Dr. Linda Waskow

Linda Waskow has a BS in Elementary Education from The King’s College in New York, a M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education from the University of South Carolina, an MLIS from the University of South Carolina and a Doctorate in Education in Child and Youth Studies and Instructional Technology from Nova Southeastern University in Florida. She s currently the school librarian at Beaufort Elementary School. Linda has served in a variety of roles throughout her 40 years in education from the classroom to professional development.  She will be the first to tell you that she has always wanted to be a school librarian and finally got around to it 10 years ago.  Linda’s experiences in the classroom, love for reading and technology have blended into the skills set for 21st century school librarians – future ready librarians. As SCASL President Elect, Linda’s goals include developing a mentor program for school librarians who are new to the profession and those new to South Carolina as both must undergo the ADEPT for Media Specialists evaluation, and facilitating the growth of future ready librarians in South Carolina.


Secretary Candidate: Susan Myers

Susan Myers lives in the Spartanburg area where she resides with her husband, two boys, dog, and chickens. As Head Librarian for thirteen years, she leads the staff at Spartanburg High School. She likes technology because (in her words) only chickens would be able to read her notes if she used her own suspect handwriting. Susan is returning for two more years as SCASL Secretary.


Member-at-Large Candidate: Lucye Magill

Lucye Magill is the head teacher librarian at Wando High School in Mt. Pleasant, SC. She is a 2010 graduate of University of South Carolina School of Library and Information Science. She loves creating lifelong readers by encouraging students to read for enjoyment.  She is married and has two children, who both love to read.

Member-at-Large Candidate: Samantha McManus

Samantha is a 25 year veteran librarian, working  the last 8 years at Sullivan Middle School in Rock Hill School District Three. She is married and has one daughter in high school. She enjoys walking and hiking, reading virtually anything, and working with the York County Animal Shelter as a volunteer.


Member-at-Large Candidate: Matthew Strickland

Matthew Strickland holds an undergraduate degree in History from USC-Spartanburg and Masters in Library and Information Science from USC. He is in his 11th year as Media Specialist at Jesse Bobo Elementary in Spartanburg District 6 and 16th year overall as a Media Specialist. His favorite quote is "Readers are Leaders!"





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Cathy Nelson, School Librarian, Paul M. Dorman High School
Spartanburg 6 District Technology Trainer
National Board Certified Teacher; Google for Education Certified Innovator
2018 - 2019 Immediate Past President, South Carolina Association of School Librarians 
Contact me at cathyjonelson -at-

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