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Hello, my name is Krystal Gagen-Spriggs and I am a…

This blog was initially started to use as a tool to teach my students about blogging. Since its creation in 2016, a lot has happened, and so this site has gone through some significant changes.

On January 15th 2017, my husband and I opened a gym together. It is called VALHALLA Strength – South Brisbane and it has changed my world. Since opening I have learned a lot about myself, my husband, our members, and small business owner life, More importantly, it has opened my eyes to how my students view me, and their thoughts about what women can and cannot do. I have decided to combine my two worlds into one. I will still use this blog to teach my students about blogging, but I will also share my thoughts on life in general.

In November of 2018, I enrolled in a Master of Education, Educational Research with the view to progress into a PhD with Charles Sturt University. I have since started my PhD with CSU. My current working title is:

Teacher Librarians as Influencers of Successful Reading Cultures in Australian High Schools

I have incorporated my research into this blog, alongside my every day teacher librarian and gym owner thoughts. You can find some of my reference lists from various presentations under the References tab in the menu – I’m working on collating Open Access resources for teacher librarians to use in support of their work, so watch this space.

Disclaimer: All views and opinions expressed are my own and all images used are either owned by myself, used with permission, or are Public Domain.