Toni Essay brings 31 years of teaching experience to St. Joseph School families. As the Media Specialist at St. Joseph’s School Library, Mrs. Essay brings her love of reading and of books to each and every student every day. Whether reading a library book to Kindergarten students, coaching St. Joseph’s Level 1 Page One Nebraska team, or coordinating St. Joseph’s annual book fair, Mrs. Essay devotes her days to student learning and achievement. Mrs. Essay founded St. Joseph’s Books and Beyond program in 1994 with approximately 470 children in grades K-8 participating each year. In addition, Mrs. Essay is trained in the Boys Town Education Model, Blackboard and Smartboard educational technology, and has completed 24 hours of graduate coursework.