HEMET – The governing board of the Hemet Unified School District, on nomination by Trustee Ross Valenzuela, has selected Dagmar Rea, district librarian, as the April recipient of the Governing Board Recognition and Award.
Rea attended the University of Wyoming, where she received her Bachelor of Science in business education and her master’s degree in library science. Rea came to HUSD in 1998 as the librarian at Hemet High School.
Rea coordinates and supports all library programs by planning instruction for students who engage our libraries in both the paper and digital medium. In addition, Rea assists with selection of books and other materials for the library collections that support and complement instruction in the classrooms. Recently, she complemented the vital work in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math instruction by supporting the introduction of “Makerspace” areas in the libraries.
Since she became the district librarian in 2011, Rea has been an invaluable asset to the libraries and library technicians. She conducts quarterly meetings with library techs to update them on software updates, new products, library books, eBooks, digital resources and textbooks and to collaborate with them on how to incorporate any new technology into the libraries to support students with 21st century skills. In supporting the important work of her site staff, Rea increases the collective capacity of the site to engage students in learning as well as support teachers in delivering instruction.
For outstanding performance, professionalism and loyalty to the Hemet Unified School District, Valenzuela presented Rea with the Governing Board Recognition of Excellence Award and a $500 certificate to be used toward the district program of her choice.