About Your LIbrary Staff

Karen Hering, MLIS- School Library media specialist

Hi!  I'm Mrs. Hering and I am your librarian here at Caughman Road Elementary.  I graduated from the University of South Carolina with my MLIS in May of 2018.  I began my teaching career in 2000 after graduating with a degree in Early Childhood & Elementary Education from Georgia Southern University.  Before becoming a librarian, I taught second and fourth grades in Florida, Georgia, and the Upstate.  I also worked at CRES as a Kindergarten assistant during graduate school.  In the late fall of 2017, I took a job as a school librarian in Richland Two.  I've learned that home is definitely where your heart is and I am thrilled to be back at Caughman Road!


I am a mother to a son and daughter who attend CRES's Montessori program and wife to one amazing husband.  When I'm not at school, I enjoy snuggling with my dog, Murphy, and hedgehog, Penelope.  I also love reading, listening to podcasts, and making jewelry.

Please stop by the library and say hi...you might even get to meet Penelope the hedgehog, who comes to school with me most days!    

Sharon Austin- Media Assistant

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