Degrees and Certifications:
Master of Library Science EC-12 School Librarian Certification Master of History Bachelor of International Studies & Spanish Google Certified Educator Level 1
Hello! My name is Mrs. Alvarez, and I am the librarian at Henry Ford Elementary School. I love elephants, the ocean, and (of course!) reading! A few of my favorite authors are Jason Reynolds, Kwame Alexander, Juana Martinez-Neal, and Katherine Applegate. My favorite genres are realistic fiction, historical fiction, and graphic novels, but I always love checking out new books! I also enjoy spending time with my husband, our daughter, and our cat, Lily. I am looking forward to an amazing 2020-2021 school year, and I can't wait to meet you!
PSJA Summer Reads 2020: Bright Summer Readers
Click here for books, videos, crafts, and other activities provided by our district librarians, with a new theme each week this summer: PSJA ISD Summer Reads- Elementary
Ford Families: You are encouraged to continue reading books during the summer. You may use your own books or eBooks available through MackinVia, TumbleBooks, GetEpic! and myOn.
Please keep a record of the books you read by writing them down on the BRIGHT Summer Reader Log. If you are unable to print, you may write them in a notebook/sheet of paper. Please follow the same format. Thank you.
Familias de Ford: Los amino que sigan leyendo libros durante el verano. Pueden leer libros electronicos en MackinVia, TumbleBooks, GetEpic! y myOn.
Favor de escribir los libros en la forma de "BRIGHT Summer Readers." Si acaso no es posible imprimir la hoja, lo puede escribir en un cuaderno/hoja de papel. Favor de seguir el mismo formato. Muchas gracias.
Battle of the Books
Here are the 2020-2021 Battle of the Bluebonnet Books selections!
If you are interested in joining the Battle of the Bluebonnet Books team, let your librarian know! You can already access these books on Mackinvia.
- Nightbooks by J.A. White
- Sweep: The Story of a Girl and Her Monster by Jonathan Auxier
- The Rhino in Right Field by Stacy DeKeyser
- Caterpillar Summer by Gillian McDunn
- Bernice Buttman, Model Citizen by Niki Lenz
Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Journal
Students in grades 1-6: You have the opportunity to earn a free book from Barnes & Noble! Download the form here and fill it in as you read eight books. Turn it in and get a free book from the list provided! Happy reading!
The Global Read Aloud 2020
by Juana Martinez-Neal Year Published: 2018 by Kevin Noble Maillard, Juana Martinez-Neal Year Published: 2019 by Susan Middleton Elya, Juana Martinez-Neal Year Published: 2020 by Beth Ferry, Juana Martinez-Neal Year Published: 2020