Allison Peterson, Librarian and AP English Instructor

Hello, and thank you for stopping by my page!  My name is Allison Peterson, and I am Coal City School District's certified librarian, housed at the high school, and an AP English Literature and Composition instructor.  I have a B.S. degree in English Education from Olivet Nazarene University (2006), an M.S. degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (2013), and an M.S. degree in Reading from Olivet Nazarene University (2017).  I taught English from 2006-2012 at Bradley-Bourbonnais Community High School before starting my library career here at Coal City High School for the 2012-2013 school year.  
 
As librarian, I am responsible for the daily management of the CCHS Learning Resource Center, which includes teaching information literacy lessons and fostering a lifelong love of reading in all students.  I am also responsible for placing all orders and applying for grants to help us achieve our reading goals. 
 
During 4th hour on A days, I teach AP English to seniors in the library.  In AP English, we read vigorously, write frequently, and discuss extensively.  This course is designed to be at the rigorous level of a freshmen-level university English course.  In addition to preparing for the AP English exam in May, students will enter college prepared to multi-task and work independently.  
 
I am also Book Club sponsor, Student Council Sponsor, and Junior Class Sponsor.
 
I have a passion for reading and a firm belief that all students have the ability to become lifelong lovers of reading-you just need to find that ONE BOOK (it's out there, I promise) that will get you hooked!  
 
Stop in to the LRC anytime to learn more and experience our welcoming atmosphere!
 
(815) 634-2396, ext. 1714
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