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Greetings from Ms. Sannwald!

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I am happy to be a member of the Wolf Pack and am honored to serve as Teacher Librarian, carrying on the legacy of library staff members who built this exceptional program for West Hills. 

My previous professional experiences have been within the world of education and libraries. I have worked as a classroom teacher in middle and high schools, as a library technician at El Capitan, as Supervisor of Library & Media Services for the district, and more recently as a technology and resource manager in higher education.

My passion is for connecting with learners around ideas and information! Students, teachers, staff, and parents – please feel welcome to contact me to share your ideas and any questions or comments that you may have. Below is a sampling of conversation topics we can cover: 
  • Making use of library resources, including the physical space, available technology, books for checkout, and free online databases
  • Locating and evaluating reliable sources of information for academic and personal research
  • Collaborating with fellow teachers to develop and deliver a lesson, research project, or unit
  • Integrating technology into assignments to enhance learning
  • Effectively using and troubleshooting technology that has been integrated into assignments
  • Formatting papers and citing resources utilizing MLA, APA, or other standards
  • Discussing ethical use of information and technology, including issues related to copyright
  • Discovering and discussing books and other media that interest you
  • Getting involved with the Readers and Writers Club
  • Becoming a "friend" of the West Hills Library Learning Commons
  • Learning more about you, your goals, and how I can support your continued growth
  • Conversing about ways we can work together to foster our shared learning community
Visit me in the library or contact me by email ( or phone (619-956-0461). I look forward to working with you!

Ms. Suzanne Sannwald
Teacher Librarian

Additional Library Staff Partners

Mr. Jovan Bessette
Technology Specialist