Stephen Coker

  • Teacher-Librarian

    Room: The Library
    Subject/Grade Level: Information Science, 9-12
    Email: scoker@nthurston.k12.wa.us
    Phone: 360.412.4818

Professional Biography

  • EDUCATION

    • University of Washington Information SchoolSeattle, WA
      • M.A., Library and Information Science, June, 2006
    • Western Washington UniversityBellingham, WA
      • B.A.Ed., History and Social Studies, June, 1992
    • The Evergreen State CollegeOlympia, WA
      • B.A., Liberal Arts, September, 1989
    • North Thurston High School, Lacey, WA
      • Diploma, 1985

    PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION

    • Continuing Teaching CertificateState of Washington   
      • Endorsements: Library Media; Social Studies; History; English; Spanish
    • Professional Librarian’s Life Certificate, State of Washington

    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

    • North Thurston High School, Lacey, WA, 2011-present: Teacher-Librarian, Head Cross Country Coach and Outdoor Adventure Club Advisor
    • University of Washington, Seattle, WA 2011-2015: Guest Faculty, UW Information School
    • Rainier School DistrictRainier, WA, 2007-2011Teacher-Librarian and District Technology Coordinator
    • Antioch University Seattle, Seattle, WA, 2009-2010: Adjunct Instructor
    • North Thurston High School, Lacey, WA, 2006-2007: English Teacher
    • Wenatchee High SchoolWenatchee, WA, 2000-2006: Literacy Instructional Coach, Social Studies, English and Bilingual (Spanish) TeacherTechnology Resource Teacher
    • O’Dea High School, Seattle, WA, 1999-2000: Spanish Teacher, Assistant Soccer Coach
    • Hoquiam High School, Hoquiam, WA, 1997-1999: Social Studies and English Teacher, Girls Soccer Coach
    • Colegio San Miguel, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1995-1997: Primary & Secondary Teacher
    • Seattle Preparatory School, Seattle, WA, 1993 - 1994: English Teacher, Assistant Cross Country and Softball Coach
    • Substitute Teacher, Seattle, WA, 1992-1993 (a very wide variety of locations)

    PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

    • Beta Phi Mu (International Library and Information Studies Honor Society)
    • American Library Association
    • Washington Library Media Association
    • International Society for Technology in Education
    • Northwest Council for Computer Education

    PROFESSIONAL LEADERSHIP

    • Washington Library Media Association President, 2010-2011
    • Washington Library Media Association Secretary, 2008-2009
    AWARDS
    • 2015 WLMA Washington State Teacher Librarian of the Year 
    • 2012 NCCE President's Award

Schedule

  • I am physically present in the NTHS Library from 7:00-3:10.  However, you can access NTHS Library information services 24/7 by visiting the NTHS Library website.  Please don't hesitate to email me if you have any questions or need assistance.