Audiobook educators caught in the act!

So, just who is using audiobooks in schools, anyway? Lots of great educators! If you use audiobooks in your classroom or library and would like to be featured, contact us and let us know!

Send submissions to educator at recordedbooks dot com.


Clover Taylor, a librarian at Western Albermarle High in Crozet, VA, purchased Playaway audiobooks for use with struggling readers.

Kris Peterson is a cross-categorical special education teacher at Eisenhower High in New Berlin, Wisconsin. Recorded Books offers many specialized products that are great for special education, such as SmartReader.

Lee Ann Spillane is a National Board Certified Teacher with an endorsement in gifted education. Lee Ann designed and implemented a Reading-Writing Center at University High School in Orlando, Florida using audiobooks. The model is now being adopted district-wide.

Mary Burkey, a teacher and librarian at Olentangy Liberty Middle School in Columbus, Ohio, is the past Chair is ALA’s Notable Children’s Recordings Committee and the 2008 Chair of ALA’s Odyssey Award for Audiobook Excellence. She says, “I am happy to be part of the Recorded Books educator family!” Recorded Books offers many ALA Notables, such as The Cricket in Times Square.
Jerry Jarrell is a librarian at Stone Middle School in Paris, Texas. Recorded Books offers many collections that are perfect for expanding your library’s audiobook selection.

Wanda Warmack, in addition to being Faulkner University’s Reading Specialist, teaches children’s literature and reading courses and often uses audiobooks. Congratuations on your Ph.D., Wanda!

Darlah Carman is a teacher, librarian, media specialist, and is the President of the Kentucky School Media Association. She finds audiobooks a valuable resource in her classroom and library. Thanks for passing the word, Darlah!

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4 Responses

  1. Is there a confirmed openion the audio books are helpful

  2. People with visual impairments use a lot of audio books!!

  3. krsnakhandelwal: lots of data supports the use of audiobooks in schools and for ESL education. Check out our post on audiobooks and ESL or download our Guide to Intervention

  4. […] Brad Linder wrote an interesting post today on Audiobook educators caught in the act!Here’s a quick excerptDarlah Carman is a teacher, librarian, media specialist, and is the President of the Kentucky School Media Association. She finds audiobooks a valuable resource in her classroom and library. Thanks for passing the word, Darlah! … […]

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