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All About Me


Hello Families!!  


My name is Kari Jipner, the Library-Media specialist here at Bristol Elementary School. I grew up in Bristol and now live here with my husband and three children (ninth grade, fifth, and kindergarten).  I hold a Vermont teaching certification in elementary education with a Master's Degree in Literacy, a graduate certificate in special education, and am currently continuing my education as a library-media specialist.  I have 18 years of teaching experience, 11 of them here at BES, ranging from grades K-6. 


I am excited to begin my journey as the library-media specialist!  I hope to provide our students with high-quality instruction that encourages the development of critical thinking, problem solving, and communication skills as they use the library-media center as an extension of their classroom.  I want to create a space where students can acquire information, learn literacy skills, and foster a commitment to create lifelong readers.  


I feel so thankful to be here and lucky to be a part of the Bristol community, giving my children the same positive experiences that I had.  My favorite thing about Bristol is attending the community events and being a part of such a great town.  We sure are lucky to live in such a beautiful supportive place!