Media Center

Welcome to the HES Media Center

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Mrs. Katherine Phelps (Media Parapro), Mrs. Sharon Plummer (Media Specialist), and Mrs. Taneisha Strickland (Technology Parapro)

Our Media Center is a place where teachers and children come to read, work, learn, and explore. The Mission of the HES Media Center is to facilitate students in becoming effective users of information, and to foster a love of reading. Students are welcome to visit the media center at any time during the school day as a class or independently. We provides students with materials and guidance needed for classroom assignments and pleasure reading.

Meet Mrs. Plummer

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Hello! My name is Sharon Plummer. I went to Valdosta State University and received a bachelors in Early Childhood Education. I went back and added a Master's in Reading Education and a Masters in Instructional Technology Media. I am in my 27th year of teaching school. I have taught 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade and was also an Academic Coach for 7 years. Through these experiences, I discovered that my passion was for reading and growing the love for reading in children. I then moved into the Media Center and have been happily there for 12 years.

I live in Valdosta with my husband Robert and our pets, Rhett & Scarlett (2 golden retrievers) and Big Sam and Pitty Pat (2 cats). We have a 19 year old daughter who is a Sophomore at Mississippi State University.

Meet Mrs. Phelps

My name is Katherine Phelps, and I am the paraprofessional in the Media Center at Hahira Elementary School.  I am a native of Lowndes County, and graduate of Lowndes High School. I marched alto saxophone in the Lowndes High School Georgia Bridgemen band during all four years of high school.  I am also a graduate of Valdosta State University where I earned my bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a major in Finance. I am married to my high school sweetheart, Matt Phelps, and we have two children.  Elise (11years old) will be entering Hahira Middle School this year as a sixth-grader, and Evan will be a third-grader at HES. I was a stay-at-home mom when our children were little, and then taught preschool at Park Avenue United Methodist Church Preschool for three years while our children were students there.  When both of our children became students at HES, I started substitute teaching here. In December 2015, I accepted the paraprofessional position in the Media Center. I grew up at HES as both a student and a volunteer. My mother retired from HES in 2016 after 25 years of service. Therefore, working at HES with my children and mother nearby was like “coming home.”  I absolutely love working with the students every day, helping them choose books, and assisting Mrs. Plummer and the HES Faculty in any way I can. I also serve HES as Box Top Coordinator, room mother, and occasionally website and yearbook photographer.

When I am not at school, I enjoy spending time with family.  I attend most of the LHS football games, and stay busy with Elise and Evan’s many extracurricular activities that include dance, archery, band, soccer, and baseball.  I also assist Matt with his business Phelps Associated Construction and Engineering (PACE). I am a life-long member of First Presbyterian Church of Valdosta. Among many church service projects, my family and I work with fellow church members and volunteers every February to bring our community the largest Father Daughter Valentine Dance in the nation.


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