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Media Team

Mrs. Ayrish Booysen – Media Specialist

I am delighted to be starting my 8th year as a media specialist. This is my 25th year as an educator. Before coming to St. Augustine, I taught for 17 years in Tallahassee, FL. I’ve taught media, K-2 and College courses. My first degree is in Elementary Education and I have a master’s in Information Studies (media specialist). I obtained my National Board Certification in 2003. I enjoy reading, running, traveling and taking pictures.

Mrs. Townsend – Media Assistant

This is my 6th year in the VRA Media Center and I love working with all our wonderful VRA students.  I live in the neighborhood with my wonderful daughter Katie, my wonderful husband, and our crazy dog, Rocco. I love biking and you might see me around the neighborhood after school. We enjoy hiking, especially in the winter, outdoor activities, and family time.

Mrs. Powell – Media Assistant

I have been working in the St. Johns County School System for the past 9 years.  I started my Library career at St. Augustine High School.  This is my 3rd year at VRA.  I am enjoying getting to know all of the students here and it is a joy to be able to foster their love of reading. I live in St. Augustine with my husband, Jim, my son Carter and our dog Abby. As a family we love spending time at our family home in York Beach, Maine.  One of my passions is baking and I spend a lot of my free time making French Macarons and specialty cupcakes.