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About the Media Specialist

Ms. Haeusler attended Houston County public schools.  Upon graduating from Warner Robins High School, I enrolled in the University of Georgia.  I graduated from UGA with a degree in Early Childhood Education.  In 2009, I obtained a Master's degree in Instructional Technology (Library Media) from Georgia College & State University. 

I have been teaching at Shirley Hills Elementary for 20 years.  I am proud to be a Mustang!




Click here to view the SHES Media Handbook.


Check out e-books on our Follett Shelf anytime, anywhere.

Click on the linked picture below to access Follett Shelf on your computer.

Follett Shelf has a new look, but we still have the same great books as before!


Each student has been given a login ID and password.

Login ID: Student's ID number without the zeros in the beginning. If you have any trouble with your password, please contact me (Mrs. Barfield).

Password:  This is also your child's ID or  lunch number (student ID number without the zeros in front).

 "There's an app for that!"

   Just follow the link to the Follett Digital Reader App for andriod or Apple products.


You can also read e-books at the following sites.

The User name is shirleyhills.  Ask your teacher for the password.

Capstone Interactive Library

                  Rourke e-Books


We Give Books

If you can't find the perfect book at Follett Shelf, try We Give Books.  It is a free e-book site that donates a book to a literacy program every time you read a book online. All you have to do is sign up.


 Storia by Scholastic

Even more e-books are available on Storia by Scholastic.  You get 5 free books when you sign up (teachers get 10). Then you can purchase additional books if you'd like.


Points of Interest


Great Sites for Kids and Parents

Barnes and Noble Studio: Children's Channel Offers videos of online read-aloud stories and previews of new and upcoming books.

Book Adventure This is a FREE online reading program you can do at home with your child.  They read books, take quizzes, earn points, and select prizes from Sylvan Learning. 

Find a Book Georgia Select books based on a child's Lexile measure and interests. A Lexile measure is included on the CRCT score reports.  You can use this free search tool to build custom book lists for readers at all levels, and then locate your selections at the local public library.

MiKids This site offers just about anything you need for your reading pleasure. From a "Books You Should Read This Year" blog, tothe Internet Library for Kids, to a Virtual Library of URLS. There is a link to everything library and reference related. Have fun!

NetSmartz This site helps teach kids in K-12 about using the internet safely.

Parents' Guide to Lexile Levels  This is a brochure for Georgia parents who want to learn more about Lexile levels for reading.

Professor Garfield  Students can explore educational games, trivia, e-books, cartooning, videos, and lots more! This site has something for everyone grades PK-5! Your students will love rainy days when you let them play in this safe online environment.  

Read Kiddo Read  This is a wonderful site that can really help you get your kids involved in reading and become lifelong readers! Includes suggested books for different age levels, book reviews, reading guides, etc.

Story Line Online  Develop a love for books with classic stories.  Hear stories read by famous actors from the Screen Actor's Guild.  Includes illustrations and animation.   

We Give Books Read popular and classic books online, and the company will donate books to a charity of your choosing. 

Research Sites for Kids, Parents and Teachers 

Fact Monster

GALILEO Kids (grades K-5)

GALILEO Teen (grades 6-8)

GALILEO High School (grades 9-12)

Research Process Website

ipl2 (Internet Public library)

Here is a book trailer for using Photo Story 3 (a free software download from Microsoft).