Meet your Librarian

Hello My Name Is...

Mrs. Newkirk


Welcome to the library.  My name is Mrs. Jennifer Newkirk.  I am starting my seventh year of being the school library media specialist at Deer Creek Elementary School.  I am so excited to work with all of you!

I received my Master's of Education degree in library media education in the spring of 2016 from the University of Central Oklahoma.  I earned my Bachelor's Degree in elementary education in 1999 from Concordia University in St. Paul, Minnesota.  Before starting in the library I was a classroom teacher in second through eighth grade for 11 years at various schools across the country.

At home, I have a wonderful husband to whom I have been married for 20 years.  We have three children together: Mikaela who is 16, Isaiah who is 13, and Eliana who is 8.  We love to play games together and enjoy time outdoors.  We also enjoy traveling together and went camping at Yellowstone National Park this previous summer.

When I have time to myself, I love to read books of all shapes and sizes.  I also enjoy watching sports events.  I grew up playing basketball and love rooting for the Oklahoma City Thunder, but growing up in Wisconsin, I have a deep-rooted love for the Green Bay Packers.  I love back to school time because that also means football is about to begin!

I am so excited for the start of this school year.  I look forward to getting to know you all and encouraging a love of reading as the school year progresses.  Be sure to stop in and say Hi when you come to meet your teacher!