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School library media specialist

Helen Mary Simko, American school library media specialist. Certified teacher Connecticut library media specialist (provl.) Connecticut.


Simko, Helen Mary was born on February 25, 1950 in Trenton, New Jersey, United States. Daughter of Matthew John and Helen Catherine Harbach.


Bachelor of Science in Home Economics Education, Immaculata College, 1972. Postgraduate Home Economics Design, Drexl University, 1972. Master of Library Science, Southern Connecticut State University, 1993.

6th Year Degree in Educational Foundations, Southern Connecticut State University, 1996.


Substitute teacher, Public Schools of Litchfield, School District #6, Litchfield, Connecticut, 1988-1989;special education assistant, Center Elementary School, Litchfield, 1989-1993;special education assistant, Litchfield Intermediate School, 1993;school library media specialist, Burr Elementary School, Hartford, Connecticut, 1993-1994;school library media specialist, Swift Junior H.S., Oakville, Connecticut, since 1994. Member student handbook revision committee Center School, Litchfield, 1992-1993, mission statement revision committee, 1992-1993, faculty advising committee, 1992-1993. Member Litchfield advising committee on Quality Edition and Diversity, 1994.

Member library media selection policy revision committee Watertown Board Education, 1994. Member technical planning committee Watertown Public Schools, since 1995. Member Swift Junior H.S. Technology Committee, 1996.


  • Certified teacher Connecticut library media specialist (provl.) Connecticut.


Active member Civic Family Services, Litchfield, 1983-1989, League of Women Voters, Litchfield, 1986-1989. Member American Library Association, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Connecticut Education Media Association (board directors, member co-chair), American Association School Libraries, Kappa Omicron Phi, Beta Phi Museum.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: sewing, cooking, reading, skiing, tennis.


Married Thomas F. Simko, October 13, 1973. Children: Jesse Matthew, Ian Christopher.

Matthew John

Helen Catherine Harbach

Thomas F. Simko

Jesse Matthew Simko

Ian Christopher Simko