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Mrs. Cynthia Alaniz

Welcome to my webpage! I am the librarian at Cottonwood Creek Elementary! I hope you will visit this page often. 

One thing you should know about me: I absolutely LOVE to read! Libraries have been my favorite places all of my life!

Prior to being the librarian at CCE, I taught 4th grade at Denton Creek Elementary. I was DCE's Campus Teacher of the Year from 2008-2009, and was honored to serve as CISD's Elementary District Teacher of the Year that same year. This is my 7th year at CCE and also my 7th as a school librarian, and this is my 31st year in education.  I am an active member of the Texas Library Association, the American Library Association, the Children's Literature Assembly, and the National Council of Teachers of English. I served on the Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award Jury for 2015-2016, and I am currently serving as the past-Chair of the 2019 Notable Children's Books in the Language Arts Committee with the National Council of Teachers of English. I am also a member of the Association of Library Services to Children and the American Association of School Librarians School Library Month Committee. In April of 2017, I was honored to receive the Media Virtual Presence Award from the Texas Association of School Librarians. 

I am passionate about children's literature and school libraries! And I love to share good books with everyone I know! 

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