I consider myself very lucky to be a part of the J. Michael Lunsford Middle School library, since I get to know and work with all of our wonderful students and staff and make a difference in our community.
I was born in Germany, grew up in Belgium, moved back to Germany to complete a 3 year apprenticeship program as a seamstress, to move yet again to earn my Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing and Management at FIT in Manhattan. After six years in the fashion and home furnishings industry and living in San Francisco, my husband and I decided it was time for me to devote full-time to our two beautiful daughters. Five years ago, I started as a library assistant at JML, when it first opened. I became the librarian at JML last year while continuing my Master of Education in Library Media Science at Longwood University and I am excited to be the librarian this year again.
In my free time my husband and I love to cheer on our girls playing club and Freedom HS soccer. Every weekend in the winter months you will find all four of us skiing down the slopes in WV, and during the summer months you will find us with our dog hiking and camping in our beautiful states that are around us. My little “me-time” is spent with playing volleyball, reading, landscaping, and of course I still like to sew, paint, and re-upholster furniture.
“The best thing that you can do in life is follow your heart. Take risks. Don't just take the safe and easy choices because you’re afraid of what might happen. Don't have any regrets and know that everything happens for a reason” Author Unknown
Please contact me at Katharina.Reed if you have any questions or concerns.
I am excited to join the JML library staff! Prior to coming to JML, I was an English teacher for six years and an Elementary School teacher for nine years! I have a Masters Degree in Curriculum and Technology and Early Childhood Education. I have a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in School Library Science.
I am originally from Pennsylvania and I currently live in West Virginia with my husband and my dog. We are excitedly going through the process of adopting children from Ukraine. When not completing time-consuming adoption paperwork, my husband and I enjoy doing home improvement projects! We've remodeled nearly EVERY room in our house!
I enjoy working with the wonderful teachers and students of Lunsford! As a new librarian, I have learned a lot about the reading habits of Lunsford students and I am impressed!!! I look forward to a successful first year here at JML!
Rania Morsy, Library Assistant
I am very excited to be part of the library team at
J. Michael Middle School. I am married and have 2 boys, an ninth grader at Freedom HS and a third grader at Liberty Elementary.
I am originally from Egypt
and I moved to Virginia in 2005.I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Library Studies
from Cairo University and started off my career as a Librarian for the UNESCO.
Consequently, I held several administrative positions until I started
substituting and volunteering for LCPS in 2012. I look forward to getting to
know the students and my colleagues throughout this school year.
In my free
time, I explore cooking different types of international cuisines. In addition,
my family and I enjoy going on vacations exploring different beaches where we
can take advantage of all the water activities. I also grab any opportunity
when I have time to myself to read a good book. Looking forward to another wonderful
year at JML!