About Mrs. Lofton
I am a Southern California native, but have studied and lived in Northern California; Toronto, Canada; Edinburgh, Scotland; and Plano, Texas. My husband and I now live in Westlake Village. Our daughter Elaine is attending UCLA. We also have a dog named Arlo.
I graduated from Stanford University with a B.A. with Distinction in English. After that I completed a Post-Graduate Diploma in English Language Studies at the University of Edinburgh. I then earned an M.A. in English and an M.L.S. in Library Science at the University of Toronto. I am credentialed in English/Language Arts and in Teacher Librarian Services. I began my career as a librarian in a reference library, then worked for a number of years as a technical writer in the software industry. During the last seven and a half years, I served as Lindero’s teacher-librarian and loved sharing my passion for reading, information literacy, and technology with students, parents, and other teachers.
I am very excited to be working with Lindero’s seventh grade students in Language Arts this year. I am very sad that Lindero will not have a full-time teacher-librarian in the library this year, but you can be confident that students in my class will benefit from all the reading enrichment, information literacy, research skills, digital citizenship, and technology-enhanced instruction I have provided for students in the library along with a rich and rigorous language arts curriculum. I am confident that we will have an exciting, challenging, and enriching year!