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Welcome to the DMK Library!

About Mrs. Abed
I am the library media specialist and reading intervention teacher at Daniel McKee Alternative School. I have a master's degree in Library and Information Science from Trevecca Nazarene University and a B.A. in English from Middle Tennessee State University. You may contact me at abede@rcschools.net or (615) 890-2282.
Class Schedule
1st period: Library
2nd period: Independent Studies/HS RTI Reading
3rd period: Library
4th period: Library
5th period: HS RTI Reading
​6th period: RTI Reading (6th & 7th grades)
Quick Links
DMK Online Catalog (Find Books)
Common Beliefs
  1. The school library is a unique and essential part of a learning community.
  2. Qualified school librarians lead effective school libraries.
  3. Learners should be prepared for college, career, and life.
  4. Reading is the core of personal and academic competency.
  5. Intellectual freedom is every learner’s right.
  6. Information technologies must be appropriately integrated and equitably available.
 Shared Foundations
  1. INQUIRE: Build new knowledge by inquiring, thinking critically, identifying problems, and developing strategies for solving problems.
  2. INCLUDE: Demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to inclusiveness and respect for diversity in the learning community.
  3. COLLABORATE: Work effectively with others to broaden perspectives and work toward common goals.
  4. CURATE: Make meaning for oneself and others by collecting, organizing, and sharing resources of personal relevance.
  5. EXPLORE: Discover and innovate in a growth mindset developed through experience and reflection.
  6. ENGAGE: Demonstrate safe, legal, and ethical creating and sharing of knowledge products independently while engaging in a community of practice and an interconnected world.

Recent Posts

Brooks Benjamin, author of My Seventh Grade Life in Tights, will be speaking at DMK to the middle school students on Friday, March 17 during 5th period.

About My Seventh Grade Life in Tights: Dance studios are for sell-outs. Or at least that’s what Dillon’s dance crew keeps saying. But when a chance to compete at the biggest dance academy in the state falls in his lap, he has to decide what’s more important: sticking to his crew’s rules or freestyling his way into solo greatness.

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