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    Hi! My name is Mrs. Simms and I am the Gregory and Morris Avenue Media Specialist (Librarian) or as the "Story Lady" as the children sometimes refer to me.  I would like to share an interesting fact about my life with you.  Ever since I was in 3rd grade at West End School I knew I wanted to be a librarian.  I truly believe that when my teacher asked me to be the Librarian in the school play it began my career choice. 
    I am a graduate of Long Branch High School and attended Georgian Court University where I recieved my degrees.  Upon graduation from Georgian Court, I applied here in my hometown as a Librarian with our school district.  Fortunately, I was hired by the long Branch Board of Education as the Gregory School Media Specialist.  After 11 years with the district, I can honestly say I am fulfilling my dream.  I love everyday that I come to school and see the joy in children's eyes when they open a new book to read.
    A favorite authors is Dr. Seuss and he says it best in his book, I Can Read With My Eyes Shut, "The more you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go." It is my hope that I can provide the children of Gregory School with a love of reading each and every day.  After all After all you never know what adventure you may go on until you open a book and read.