Welcome to the Woodmont Media CenterToni-Ann RajMedia Specialist973-331-7100 x1816Woodmont’s slogan is, “Your Journey to Success Begins Here”. I truly believe that the students’ journey begins with a strong educational foundation, a foundation that can be built by the dedicated professionals at Woodmont School. As students begin their educational career in Kindergarten, it is always thrilling to see the excitement and anticipation on their faces. Knowing that I have an impact in helping to shape our students is extremely satisfying and rewarding.One of my roles as a Media Specialist is assist in fostering, encouraging and promoting the life-long love of Reading. A task of the Media Specialist is to make appropriate recommendations for reading selections to the teachers, parents and students. This requires that I get to know each student, their likes and dislikes with regard to interests, hobbies and activities that will get them hooked on reading and want to come back for more. I love it when a child or parent contacts me and tells me that the book I helped to select was a big hit at home.
In order to stay current with educationally relevant material, I completed the requirements, through Google, to become a Level 1 and Level 2 Google Certified Educator. With these certifications, I have been able to teach grades 2-5 about the Google Apps for Education. In my opinion, I believe, the students truly enjoy coming to media class. At times,I believe that students do not even realize that they are “learning”, however, I am always teaching life lessons or new applications to them. We talk about their digital footprints and how media impacts their lives. If these lessons are conveyed to them now it will have a positive impact on them in the future. Infusing technology into my lessons as often as possible has always been a priority to me and I enjoy relaying this passion to the greater community by hosting professional development opportunities for my colleagues and parent workshops.