Library Staff Biographies

Mrs. Erin Baker, Library Media Specialist

Mrs. Erin Baker is currently serving her tenth year as Library Media Specialist at Durham Middle School. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and a Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education/English both received from Valdosta State University in Valdosta, GA.  She began her career in education as an English teacher and cheerleading coach at Meadowcreek High School in Gwinnett County in 2000 and later moved to Cobb County teaching English at McEachern High School followed by Harrison High School where she also sponsored the National Honor Society.  After several years of teaching high school English, Mrs. Baker entered Graduate school at the University of West Georgia completing a Master’s in Education with an emphasis in School Library Media in 2009. As a student advocate, she works daily towards utilizing Durham Library resources including technology, print, digital, and staff to tasks directly impacting student learning and achievement. Mrs. Baker collaborates with teachers throughout Durham to meet grade and subject specific standards through co-planning and co-teaching and also guides students and faculty towards achieving digital information literacy skills by advertising, promoting and training them to use the county’s online resources through Cobb Digital Library. Mrs. Baker is a member of the Cobb County Association of Library Media Specialists (CCALMS), the Georgia Library Media Association (GLMA), the Professional Association of Georgia Educators (PAGE) and is a life-long learner who has a passion for reading, research, and academics as well as for helping students and teachers. She also serves on the CCSD Media Leadership Team which drives the county’s decisions for Library programs and initiatives including student instruction and professional learning for fellow media specialists. Mrs. Baker was selected as the Durham Teacher of the Year for the 2017-18 school year. You are invited to take a few moments perusing the blog to learn more about how the Durham Library staff supports student growth and achievement.

Mrs. Baker loves Read Across America


Mrs. Carolyn “Buffie” Harper, Library Media Paraprofessional

Mrs. Harper joined the Durham Library staff in the spring of 2020.

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