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Meet the Librarian

Mrs. Alsup 2022
Mrs. Alsup 2020
The struggle is real!
Library Orientation
Explaining the 30-40-50-75 Book Challenge
When the internet goes down, read.
Taking a reading break while the network is shut down.

I began my career as a 6-8 middle school Language Arts teacher in 1990. (33 years for those of you that can't do math in your head!) I taught in a small high school teaching English, Yearbook Dance line, and Spanish. I spent 9 years as the librarian at Aikin Elementary.

I added the Principal and Superintendent Certifications to my resume. I spend a few years trying out administration. (Assistant Principal, Federal Programs Supervisor & Instructional Coach) I returned to my favorite- library in 2014. I am the librarian for 600 5th & 6th graders in the school I attended as a child. I was a library assistant in 8th grade so you can say I have come full circle.


  • Superintendent Certification Program, Bill Ratliff School Executive Academy-Region 8, 2007
  • Principal Certification Program, Texas A&M University-Commerce, 2002
  • M.S., Library, Media, and Information Science, East Texas State University, 1996
  • B.A., English, East Texas State University, 1990


  • Superintendent (Grades EC-12)
  • Principal (Grades EC-12)
  • Learning Resources Specialist (Grades PK-12)
  • ESL Supplemental (Grades 6-12)
  • Secondary English (Grades 6-12)

I am a 2nd generation graduate of Paris High. I recently discovered through that a great uncle by marriage was Superintendent of ParisISD. I am married to Ben, also a Paris HS graduate. We have a son, Jackson, a Senior at Paris High, and a goofy Labradoodle, Radar.

As a family, we enjoy video games, Presidential Libraries, museums, and watching Saturday Night Live. Someday we hope to travel to Washington D.C. and Canada.

I love to read, crochet, and craft. My guilty pleasures are Hallmark movies, potato chips, and pizza.


P, B, & J Alsup
P, B, & J Alsup
Jackson plays in the Paris High Blue Blazes Band.
Jackson plays in the Paris High Blue Blazes Band.
Radar, our Labradoodle
Radar, our Labradoodle