Ms. Pierce is from Oklahoma City and graduated from Westmoore High School (2008), Oklahoma City University with a Bachelors in English Literature (2013), and University of Oklahoma with a Masters in Library and Information Studies (2016). She started enjoying reading for pleasure at an early age, but it was not until 5th grade when her teacher encouraged her to widen her reading interest. This teacher made a big impact on Ms. Pierce's life which led to her desire to become an educator. Becoming a librarian has always been a dream of hers, but she did not decide to pursue this dream until her last semester at OCU during her undergrad.
Ms. Pierce started working for the Metropolitan Library system a week after she graduated from OCU in 2013. She started out as a Library Aide at Almonte Library. After a year and a half, she was promoted to Associate Librarian at Southern Oaks Library. This is when she met the previous librarian for the Mount , Mrs. Adams, and started to do an internship at the school in September 2015. Ms Pierce was hired as the new librarian after Mrs. Adams left and started in August 2016. She feels blessed to be part of the Mount family and enjoys the school's Catholic community.
She created this site to provide the Mount students with information they need to succeed in school, such as databases and the library's online catalog. The site also shares events and activities that are happening in the library. Ms. Pierce has started a peer tutoring group, book club, and a few fun events, such as decorating the library for Christmas.
The natural magic of the classic The Island of the Blue Dolphins meets the danger and courage of The Hunger Games in this dazzling, intricate stand-alone fantasy novel set in award-winning author Sarah Beth Durst’s beloved world of Renthia.
Life is precious and precarious on the islands of Belene. Besieged by a capricious ocean full of malicious spirits, the people of the islands seek joy where they can. Mayara, one of the island’s fearless oyster divers, has found happiness in love. But on the day of her wedding to the artist Kelo, a spirit-driven storm hits the island with deadly force.
To save her loved ones, Mayara reveals a dangerous secret: she has the power to control the spirits. When the storm ends, she is taken into custody by the queen’s soldiers and imprisoned with other women like her.
They vary in age and social status, but to many they are heroes who will aide the country or witches that will sacrifice themselves trying. No matter who they are, the women are sent to a terrifying place—an island filled with bloodthirsty nature spirits, and left without food, water, shelter, or any tools except their own instincts and magic. Whoever survives the Island of Testing will be declared heirs to the queen. But no matter if she wins or loses, Mayara knows that the life she dreamed of is gone.