Mrs. Ayrish Booysen – Media Specialist
I am delighted to be starting my 9th year as a media specialist. This is my 27th 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 photography.
Mrs. Kane – Media Assistant
I have been working in St. Johns County schools for 10 years as a substitute teacher and 5 years as a P.E. Paraprofessional at VRA. I’m excited to now be in the library. I have lived in the Julington Creek area for 15 years. Previously, I lived in New York. I have one adult son who is lucky to live at the beach. I enjoy cooking, walking, biking, and hiking with family and friends.
Mrs. Rodgers – Media Assistant
I have been working in the St. Johns County School System for the past 2 years. Before coming to St. Johns, I taught second grade in Clay county for 10 years. This is my first year at VRA and I am excited to get to know all the students here and be able to help foster their love of reading. I live in St. Johns county with my husband Andy, my daughter Zoey, and my son Chase and our two dogs and one cat. As a family, we love spending time together swimming, playing basketball, hiking, and traveling.