Our mission: Dawson School is dedicated to excellence of mind, body, and character. We prepare students, through challenging and relevant learning, to become creative, resilient problem-solvers who bring their best to the world.

Dawson Libraries

Dawson School libraries strive to support faculty and students with the most current print and digital resources available.
Our upper school librarian and K-5 media specialist work closely with faculty to help plan and implement media and research lessons that will bolster classroom curricula, while teaching students how to effectively evaluate and decipher information in a rapidly changing digital age.

Both the Lower School Media Center and the Upper and Middle School Library provide a wealth of information for students, faculty, and parents. Over 20,000 print and digital resources are housed in the collection, and students have 24-hour access to the online catalog, which provides a number of full-text databases, online journals, as well as a librarian- and teacher-vetted online research catalog, WebPath Express.

Learning Support

One of the goals at Dawson is to help each child become his or her best as a learner by developing an understanding and appreciation of his or her own unique learning style.

Students who have more insight about how they learn are more confident and motivated. This can lead to an increased level of curiosity and perseverance. They also become stronger advocates for themselves, which fosters a positive relationship with learning.

The Learning Specialist supports students, faculty, and parents by promoting strategies designed to increase engagement and success in the independent school environment. This is accomplished through coaching discussions with students and parents, as well as on going faculty education about addressing the needs of all learners.

As appropriate, the learning specialist can connect families with outside support services for a variety of learning concerns.

Meet the Library / Information Specialists

List of 2 members.

  • Photo of Tina Edelein

    Ms. Tina Edelein 

    University of Denver - MLIS
    University of Colorado - BA
  • Photo of Carolyn Parker

    Carolyn Parker 

    Tulane University - B.A. Communications
    University of Maryland - Masters of Social Work

Meet the Learning Support Team

List of 3 members.

  • Photo of Stephanie Carpenter

    Stephanie Carpenter 

    University of Dayton - BA
  • Photo of Kellie Pringle

    Kellie Pringle 

    K-5 Learning Specialist
    University of Colorado-Denver - M.A.
    Montana State University - B.S.
  • Photo of Becky Burton

    Becky Burton 

    University of the Pacific - B.A. International Studies, M. Ed.