• Media Center

  • Welcome to the Media Center's homepage! 
    We are so excited you have taken the time to stop by. 

    We have a great team serving our families and students this year!

    Meet the Media Team!

Phone: 770.381.4217


Degrees and Certifications:

Sandra Williams

Media Specialist: Sandy Williams

Ms. Williams started at 2008. She is a former 3rd grade teacher. She became the school's media specialist in 2018.

Phone: 770.381.4224


Degrees and Certifications:

Michelle Claudon

Instructional Technology Innovation Specialist (ITIS)

Ms. Claudon started at Bethesda in 2003. She is a former 5th grade teacher and technology specialist. She became the school's ITIS in 2015. 



Policy and Procedures

  • Here at Bethesda Elementary, we are a student selected reading library. This means, students are able to pick out books on topics that interest them and is a time for students to explore and read books independently at their own level. The goal of self-selected reading is to create an authentic opportunity for students to see themselves as competent and engaged readers. 

    To help build students' reading engagement, our teachers are to bring their students to the media center on a weekly basis to check out books. Students are able to borrow selected books for up to two weeks. The number of books allowed for check out at one time depends on the grade level. See below:

    • Kindergarten and First grade: 1 book at a time
    • Second, Third, Fourth and Fifth grades: 2 books at a time

    If a book happens to go missing or gets damaged while loaned out, the book will need to be paid for. Replacing a books prices are $15.00 for a hardback book and $5.00 for a paperback book. 




Readers' Rally

  • The Gwinnett Readers' Rally is a quiz bowl style competition for selected students in grades 4 – 5. Students read books from a predetermined list and answer questions about those books. We will then send one team of up to 10 players to the Readers Rally bowl. 

    Due to the current Covid 19 crisis, Readers' Rally will resume in 2021-2022.