Media Center Mission Statement


    We, the media center staff, strive to

    • create a collaboratively planned, information literacy rich instructional program,
    • select effective curriculum support materials
    • provide ease of access and professional development to use those materials
    • lead students to become responsible and lifelong learners
  • Media Center Hours

    7:15 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Summer Reading

Media Specialist

  • Jenny Soberanis

    Hello Hembree Springs Family! I am beyond excited to be the Media Educational and Technology Instructor for Hembree Springs! I have been at Hembree Springs for seven years, and I am happy to call it home! I started my teaching journey as a 2nd grade teacher and then became the S.T.E.M. teacher where I had the opportunity to work with grades K-5.

    I obtained my Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Kennesaw State University and recently obtained my Master’s Degree in Instructional Technology from there as well.

    On a personal note, I have two amazing children! One is currently a First grade Hembree Springs Hawk, and the other is a future Hawk!

    I look forward to working with students, parents, and teachers in my new role in the Media Center. I will be working with classes and focusing on information literacy to help strengthen and support the curriculum. I’m looking forward to helping prepare students for the 21st century and inspiring a love and appreciation for reading. If you ever have any questions or suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact me at

  • Bev Shiotelis  

    Bev Shiotellis

    About Me:

    I grew up in a very small town located in northern Michigan.  Here is a map showing my hometown of Boyne Falls. 


    I attended North Central Michigan College in Petoskey, Michigan.   I moved to Roswell in 1998, and I love living here with my husband and three kids.  

    As you might have guessed, I love to read!  My favorite genres are mystery and fantasy.  In my free time, I also enjoy traveling, gardening, and volunteering.  

    Contact me at


    Highly Recommended Series:

    • Theodosia
    • Percy Jackson
    • Heroes of Olympus
    • The Kane Chronicles
    • Harry Potter
    • The Brixton Brothers
    • The Mysterious Benedict Society
    • The Sherlock Files
    • Nathaniel Fludd, Beastologist
    • Artemis Fowl
    • Katie Kazoo Switcheroo
    • Carole Marsh mysteries
    • Geronimo Stilton
    • A Whole Nother Story
    • The Name of This Book is Secret


    Caterpillars & Butterflies

    Why do I bring in caterpillars?  Where do I get them?

    When I was a kid, I used to LOVE to catch butterflies -- especially monarchs.   I realized that I hardly ever see monarch butterflies here, and started doing some research.  Monarchs are truly amazing creatures!    

    I learned that monarchs can only lay their eggs on milkweed.   It is the only food their caterpillars will eat.  

    I planted some milkweed & the monarch butterflies have found it.   They lay eggs in my yard in the spring & in the fall, on their migration path.   I now have tons of milkweed in my yard, as well as many other plants to attract butterflies.

    Here is a photo of two monarch butterflies I raised at my house.



    Tadpoles & Frogs

    Why do I bring in tadpoles?  Where do I get them?   

    I made a little container water garden for fun & the treefrogs that live around my house love it!  Every spring, they come and hang out by my pond and lay lots of eggs.   I love to bring in the tadpoles to show everyone how cool they are.  

    Here is a picture of my "pond" -- it even has a waterfall!


    When the tadpoles finish their metamorphosis, they leave the pond as very tiny, perfect little frogs.  

    Hereis a picture I took of a brand new little frog.