I'm Heidi Pettyjohn, your child's librarian here at Locust Grove Elementary School. I have been teaching for about 20 years and love my job. I taught 3rd and 4th grades for 15 years and have taught for 4 years as LGE's Library Media Specialist. Reading is not only my favorite hobby, it's my passion. I look forward to introducing your child to many genres, authors, new books, and old favorites to help them better define their tastes. Research tells us that a mathematical equation exists when it comes to creating life-long readers. Choice + time = kids who want to read. My goal is to help them pick books that are right for them, give them time in the library to read and encourage them to read at home and in class. When I'm not obsessing over books, I'm spending time with my husband, son, two daughters, and our rambunctious dogs. I also love to travel, cook, try new foods, coach lacrosse at Orange County High School, and spend time with my family and friends. I look forward to a great year!
Mrs. Brooks has been a music teacher for 16 years, 12 of which has been at Locust Grove Elementary. She is passionate about getting kids excited about music and loves to put instruments in their hands as much as possible! Outside of school, she continues to make music, singing in a band with her husband. She also loves reading, spending time with her husband and 2 dogs, and baking.