Your Library Staff

Mrs. Clark

Mrs. Clark and Mrs. Goris doing what they love!!!

Mrs. Mary Clark - Library Media Technician II


Welcome to the Library at SEMS! I'm Mrs. Clark, the Library Media Tech. I've worked in the San Marcos Unified School District since 2002, and I've been at SEMS since 2010.

I live in Carlsbad with my husband. Our daughter attended school in the San Marcos Unified School District for 13 years, graduated from college in New York, and is now working at an internet start-up in South Korea. I attended Rutgers University in New Jersey for my undergraduate and graduate degrees. I moved to California in 1987, because I couldn't convince my husband to leave this wonderful weather!

I'm so lucky to be working in a middle school library! There are so many wonderful authors writing for tweens and teens that I take stacks of novels home to read each week. I'm also privileged to work at San Elijo Middle School. The dedication and enthusiasm of the teachers and staff is truly inspiring. I enjoy supporting the research projects that students conduct in all subject areas and helping them find new tech tools and apps to help boost their creativity and critical thinking.

Besides reading, I enjoy hiking with my family and our dog, Louie, going to the beach, bike riding, and traveling. But honestly? You'll mostly find me with my nose in a book!

Mrs. Sarah Goris - Library Media Technician Assistant

I am so happy to have joined team at San Elijo Middle School. I have been working in education for 20 plus years, and am thrilled to be a part of the SEMS Library. 

I studied sociology, and earned my Bachelor of Arts Degree from Sonoma State University.   I have always enjoyed teaching and working with all ages of children. I strive to continue my education whenever possible, with ongoing classes and workshops.

I grew up in Carlsbad, and am happy to be raising my own kids here as well.  I am a wife, and proud mother of triplets (two boys and one girl currently attending San Marcos High School.)  They keep me busy with sports, friends and school activities.  In my free time I enjoy my cats, reading, traveling and working on home improvement projects. 

I love watching students explore and learn new things.  They teach me, and make me smile throughout our day together.  I wouldn’t want to be doing anything else!