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Sonya Marie Christensen

school librarian

Sonya Marie Christensen, American school librarian. Certified permanant teaching certified New York, publication librarian New York, 1989. Recipient Woman of Year, Coos Bay Area Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1974-1975; grantee Melchor scholarship, American Library Association, 1988.

Background

Christensen, Sonya Marie was born on March 14, 1947 in Ithaca, New York, United States. Daughter of Raymond Hruschka and Marie Georgianna Poitras.

Education

Bachelor, Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio, 1969. Master of Library Science, State University of New York, Buffalo, 1989.

Career

Librarian United States Peace Corps, Jamaica, 1969—1971, Southwest Oregon Community College, Coos Bay, Oregon, 1971—1985, librarian, acting director, 1983—1984. Medical librarian Veterinary Medical Center, Portland, 1981—1982. Children's librarian Coos Bay (Oregon) Publication Library., 1985—1987.

School librarian Rochester (New York ) City School District, 1989—1991, Pittsford Central School District, Rochester, 1991—2003. Treasurer Greater Rochester (New York ) Area School Libraries, 1992—1995. Technical coordinator Pittsford Middle School, Rochester, New York, 1993—1998.

Teacher trainer Pittsford Central Schools, 1995—2003. Mentor Rochester (New York ) Area Librarians, 1998—2003.

Achievements

  • Certified permanant teaching certified New York, publication librarian New York, 1989.

Membership

State board member League of Women Voters, Coos Bay, Oregon, 1975—1976, president, 1976—1977. Organizer start library School #56, Rochester, New York, 1990, Grabow, South Africa, 2002, Jamaica, 1970, Pittsford Middle School, 1993. Tax preparer CASH/United Way, Rochester, New York, since 2004.

Organizer, gardener St. Paul Pocket Park, since 2004. Member of Hope Foundation, St. Paul Pocket Park Neighborhood Association, Iroquois Garden Club (horticulturalist since 2004).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Gardening, travel.

Connections

Married Carl William Christensen, September 22, 1968. Children: Candace, Benjamin, Michael, Sally.