Mineral Wells Independent School District

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Meet Our Librarians

MW High School

Cathy hammond
Cathy Hammond
Lead Librarian for MWISD
Phone 940-325-4408 

Mrs. Hammond joined the MWISD family in 1999. She previously served as an English educator at MWHS before becoming the librarian at Travis Elementary in 2007. In 2018, Mrs. Hammond returned to MWHS in the role of campus librarian as well as Lead Librarian for MWISD. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts in English degree from Tarleton State University and Master of Library Science degree from Texas Woman's University. Mrs. Hammond is also a proud member of the Texas Library Association's Texas Accelerated Library Leaders Leadership Class of 2018. Mrs. Hammond is passionate about igniting student creativity and innovation, sharing a great book, and supporting lifelong learning. 


MW Junior High
Beth Henderson
Phone  940-325-0711
Mrs. Henderson is the Library Media Specialist at Mineral Wells Junior High. This is her 23rd year in education. She enjoys that the library is the hub of learning, and encourages students, teachers and parents to be actively involved in the school. You can find her welcoming everyone to school each morning in the drop off car drive lane. Her goal is to help everyone have a fun and exciting day of learning. 
Travis Elementary
ThomasTammy Thomas
Phone 940-325-7801

Mrs. Thomas joined MWISD in 2018.  This is her 5th year as a librarian/media specialist.  She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Sam Houston State University and her Masters of Education degree from Sam Houston State University. She is currently finishing up her Library certification at Sam Houston State University.   She has taught high school Technology classes, has been an Instructional Technologist for three elementary campuses, and a college professor teaching Web Graphic Design courses at DeVry University. This is her 21st year in the educational field.   Her professional memberships include American Library Association, Texas Library Association, TCEA, and ISTE.  She loves being part of the library and is a Future Ready Librarian.  She knows that all face difficulties in life but with determination and confidence we can achieve anything. She has always felt that all individuals can learn given proper reinforcement and resources.

Houston Elementary
shoemakerCara Shoemaker
Phone  940-325-3427

Mrs. Shoemaker is enjoying her second year as the librarian at Houston Elementary. She has previously served the students of Mineral Wells as a high school English teacher and a third grade reading teacher. This year marks her 16th year in education, and she cannot imagine being in a more perfect place than a MWISD library. Twenty-first century libraries are places where collaboration, creativity, and creation work alongside books and information. Whether a child is looking to create in the MakerSpace area, produce a video, or find a new favorite book series, the library is the place to go! Mrs. Shoemaker received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Texas A&M University, and she is currently working on her Master of Library Science degree from Texas Woman’s University.

Lamar Elementary
buckKira Buck
Phone  940-325-5303
Mrs. Buck joined the MWISD family in 2017 as Lamar’s Elementary Librarian. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2012 and Master of Library Science degree from the University of North Texas in 2018. She is a proud member of the Texas Library Association. Mrs. Buck enjoys sharing her love for reading and education by sharing a great story, helping students find that perfect book, computer science lessons, and helping teachers find the resources they need. She feels that the library is where students can find a love for reading. Mrs. Buck loves being in the library not only to support the students but the teachers as well.