Phone: (573) 842-2200


Degrees and Certifications:

Secondary English Certification Elementary Education Certification Library Science Certification B.A. in Secondary Education - Drury University B.A. in English - Drury University Master's Degree in Educational Technology - University of Missouri Educational Specialist Degree in Technology in Schools - University of Missouri

Mrs. Caldwell

Welcome to our Library Media Center!

Thayer's Library Media Center is designed to meet the educational needs of our students and staff.  
There are three main areas in our Library:  the classroom area, the story pit and the computer lab.
Your student will have the opportunity to visit the Library on a regular basis to checkout books.  In addition to checking out books, students will have Library lessons that are collaboratively planned by the Classroom Teacher and Library Media Specialist. 
The Library Media Center supports reading through the following programs: Love of Reading Campaign, Show Me Readers' Award program, Mark Twain Readers' Award program, Six Flags Six Hour Reading Club, the Pizza Hut Book It program, and Accelerated Reader. 

A little bit about me

•This will be my fifteenth year at Thayer Elementary and my twentieth year as a Media Specialist.

•Prior to being a Library Media Specialist, I taught Second and Third grade.

•I have been teaching for twenty-six years.

Home for me is a farm south of Fort Leonard Wood , where we raise cattle. I have two adult daughters. Our oldest daughter is a Speech Pathologist in Alton, MO and the youngest is working on her graduate degree in Counseling.

I look forward to working with your family. If they have not already discovered it for themselves, I hope to show your children that the Library is a very special place!