About Your Library Media Specialist

Mrs. Bridges and Her Boys

About Me:

Name:  Mrs. Heather Bridges

My job title at Southside Middle School is:  Library Media Specialist

Year I started working at Southside:  2015

My Education:  I graduated from Salem State College (Bachelor of Gen. Studies in Music,Theatre, English) & Simmons College (Master of Science in Library & Info. Sciences). I just finished my second Master's Degree in School Leadership at Granite State College so I could become a certified school principal. 

Previous Library Jobs:   Library Media Specialist at Kearsarge Regional Middle School in North Sutton, Library Media Specialist at Kearsarge Regional Elementary School in Bradford, Library Media Specialist at Simonds Elementary School in Warner, Assistant Director and Head of Children's Services at the Leach Library in Londonderry and Head of Children's Services at the Peabody Institute Library in Peabody, Massachusetts.

Things I Enjoy Doing When I Am Not At School: Performing in community theatre productions, singing, being a Choir Director, reading, all things Disney, working out with friends, and spending time with my two sons, James and Jeremiah.

Favorite Authors: I love the classics -- Jane Austen, William Shakespeare, Charles Dickens, Mark Twain, the Bronte sisters, Arthur Miller, Tennessee Williams, and Herman Wouk. For Young Adult literature, my favorites are S.E. Hinton, Lois Lowry, Caroline Cooney, Sarah Dessen, and Judy Blume.

Fun Facts:  My favorite color is pink. I have 2 cats and 1 dog. My favorite place to visit is Walt Disney World. My favorite healthy food is sweet red peppers with hummus, and my favorite unhealthy food is Peppermint Stick ice cream with chocolate sprinkles. I am originally from Massachusetts.