The Orange County Association for Educational Media (OCAEM) the professional organization for media specialists and media clerks in Orange County. OCAEM provides professional development, mentoring, networking, and fellowship for those working in our school library media centers. OCAEM’s goals include assisting our members in creating standards based library programming for all, developing information literacy skills, and promoting school library media centers as community spaces for students and staff members to Inquire, Include, Collaborate, Curate, Explore, and Engage on our campuses with essential members of our instructional teams…YOU!
Our Executive Board
The executive board is a group of media specialist volunteers, dedicating their time to the Media Specialists, students and libraries of Orange County. Thier leadership spearheads many activities that support library media programs and beyond.
Angela received her MLS degree from Florida State University in 2005 and began working as a public librarian. After two years she realized that she was meant to be a school library media specialist. She has been privileged to work for Orange County Schools for the past 13 years, and she feels that being a school library media specialist is truly the best career. Angela loves that she has the ability to reach all students right where they are in a safe, fun and loving environment. She is honored to serve as president of this amazing professional organization.
& President Elect
Jennifer is the media specialist at Durrance Elementary.
Jennifer Daniels, is entering her 12th year as a Media Specialist, (18 years of teaching in OCPS) and just opened the new Sally Ride Elementary School. She is also the Accelerated Reader Coordinator, Spelling Bee Organizer, Battle of the Books Team Sponsor, WSRE News Show Advisor, Grant Writer, Box Tops Coordinator, and much more. She has two children who attend Freedom High School and is a big Tampa Bay Buccaneers fan.
Brandi Gutch is the media specialist at Killarney Elementary. She has worked for OCPS for 24 years, and she has been a media specialist for 16 years. Brandi enjoys working in library because it is the heart of the school. She values being able to have an indelible impact on all students. She has been an active member of OCAEM and has served on the FAME conference committee for 4 years. She is also the proud parent of a Killarney Pre-K student.
COMMITTEES & CHAIRPERSONS
Membership: Kelly Delaney
Principals’ Breakfast: Sharon Powers
Intellectual Freedom: Sharon Powers
Distinguished Administrator Award: Lori Martin
Outstanding Library/Media Award: Cristen Krugh
Exceptional Media Clerk Award: Rebecca Wesolowski
Scholarship Grant: Sarah McGuire
Hospitality: Susan McGuire
Webmaster/ Historian: Kelly Delaney
Nominating: Cristen Krugh
Publicity: Ellen Mask
OCSMF: Ginger Carter
FAME Liason: Andrea Parisi
OCPS Liason: Claire Gatrell-Stephens
Retired Media Specialist Liason: Nancy Pelser Borowicz
Mentorship: Angela Michael
Social Media: Kelly Delaney