Degrees and Certifications:
Masters in Library Science; Sam Houston State University Bachelors of Science in Biology with a minor in Chemistry: UT-Pan American
Mrs. Yvonne Keranen
Mrs. Keranen holds a masters degree in Library Science from Sam Houston State University. She also has a Bachelors of Science degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry. She has been a librarian for sixteen years at both the primary and secondary level. Voss Middle School will be her third new school to open. Mrs. Keranen previously worked in NEISD where she opened Harris Middle School library as well. In NEISD, she received the Superintendent's award and was a Trinity Prize Nominee. Prior to being a librarian, she worked as a high school science teacher for seven years. Mrs. Keranen is passionate about information literacy, technology, and promoting reading. She enjoys learning new technology applications and teaching them to students for their research projects.
She and her husband, Mike, have three adult children (Cody, Tyler, and Danielle). Cody is a mechanical engineer and her other children are studying to be engineers as well. During her leisure time, she enjoys reading and running along with being outdoors.
Mrs. Keranen looks forward to creating a future ready library for the students of Voss Middle School. She will be sponsoring the broadcasting team, the tech jets, book club, and the iMake and Innovate club. She welcomes parents and grandparents to play a role in the library.