"I get to share my passion for research and technology while helping students develop those skills. Of course, reading is my favorite hobby, so I'm happy to recommend a good book in hopes that students will love reading as much as I do."
"GSB has a wonderful culture that encourages goal setting, teamwork, and inclusion. I love seeing students visit the library for research questions, group activities, or simply to check out a good book."
As a librarian, Ms. Mueller gets to wear many hats. On any given day, she toggles between assisting students with research and technology to collaborating with different departments on class projects.
“Because of the library’s role as a student hub, I get to interact with so many people,” she says. “The best part of my job is working with the students and building relationships with the families.”
Tracey also appreciates the small class sizes that GSB maintains, which gives her the chance to really get to know the students’ personalities, interests, and goals. She describes the intimate learning environment as the perfect balance between nurturing and challenging, and it provides a safe space for students to try something new: volunteer in class, join a club, or meet new people. More so, she feels GSB’s environment sets students up for success in that it allows for personalized instruction, self-discovery, and growth.
“We have such caring and responsible students who treat their peers and teachers with respect,” Tracey explains. “The students are comfortable being themselves, and they are very talented!”
In addition to her library duties, Tracey acts as a ninth-grade advisor, helping first year students to get connected and to find their niche. The advisory program supports students transitioning from middle school to high school, and the advisor provides a link between the student’s home and school.
“Education starts in the home,” Tracey says. “Parental support means the world to teachers, and we always notice when our parents are involved in their students’ education. Thank you, parents!”