Noelle Mahone is a media specialist with Leon County Schools. Her love for reading started in kindergarten when she discovered Maurice Sendak’s Chicken Soup with Rice: A Book of Months. She checked it out from the Shalimar Elementary School Library so many times, her mother still groans when she hears the title. Noelle received her B.A. in International Affairs from Florida State University and her M.S. in International Relations from Troy University. She worked for a legislator and then a cabinet member. It wasn’t until she had her children that she started teaching preschool and moved to being a middle school librarian in 2018. Noelle loves to help the students see reading as fun. She currently is a member of Florida Association of Media Educators and sits on one of their committees.