Gwinnett County media center specialist earns national recognition

A Meadowcreek High School media specialist was named the nation’s top librarian by a magazine that covers education.

Cicely Lewis began the “Read Woke” program at the Norcross-based school, which gained national attention for its focus on spotlighting authors and perspectives of marginalized members of society. This month, the School Library Journal and Scholastic named her the 2020 School Librarian of the Year. The award recognizes kindergarten through 12th-grade library professionals for outstanding achievement and the exemplary use of 21st century tools and services to engage children and teens toward fostering multiple literacies.