Carlee Soto, NBCT

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Follow Miss Soto on social media @riverlibrarian. She is a NBCT librarian in Hillsborough County Florida, the 8th largest school district in the nation and has advised on the Superintendent’s NBCT advisory committee for four years. She is known as a community advocate for educational politics. She is a professional writer and singer. She is that gifted person like Sherlock and Sheldon… okay… a big brain in a tiny body… who makes people, even big 6’5 baseball stars, quake with her observations and detections. If she’s speaking up, that means something or someone shook her out of her comfy spot on the river. The NBCT certification was the apex of achieving those bold reflective skills. NBCT gauntlet runner 2013! Andy Pettitte is her favorite baseball pitcher, a man who made a mistake and publicly apologized for his burnout behaviors. This whole situation from Aug 3, 2018 to April 21, 2019 will be in a historical fiction baseball book soon. Heroes take action!
NBCT Takes Red Sox Starting Pitcher to Bat
Carlee Soto, NBCTApril 25, 2019

What do you do when you and your students are researching a current American hero and they “go wild”? I work at an International Baccalaureate school where we promote taking action on societal issues. After much discussion with colleagues and students, I wrote a letter to inform Red Sox starting pitcher, Rick Porcello, of his behavior and its effects on my lesson plans and students. On opening day at Spring Training in Ft. Myers, I gave the letter to Porcello along with a gift bag of children’s books. Porcello read the first sentence of the letter and asked me to…

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