Mrs. Janie Kossak is the school librarian at Austin Elementary. She has worked for the DeKalb County School System since August 2002.
A graduate of Columbia College
in Columbia, SC, she was a middle school classroom teacher for eight years before earning a Master's of Library and Information Science from the University of South Carolina
. Mrs. Kossak is gifted-certified and earned her Ed. S. degree in Instructional Technology at Kennesaw State University in December 2016.
She has served as a school librarian in Meridian, MS; Charleston, SC; and in Atlanta Public Schools; as well as working briefly for several public and medical libraries.
She and her family--hubby Dan, daughter Mattie, and puppy Lulu--live in Brookhaven, GA
Her hobbies include cooking, gardening, and--not surprisingly--READING!