Stephanie Galvan Russell is a dedicated educator based in Austin, Texas, with a rich background in school librarianship, educational technology, and instructional design. Currently pursuing her doctoral degree in Instructional Design and Technology at Sam Houston State University, Stephanie's research focuses on effective technology integration and innovative professional development for educators. She holds several prominent roles within educational committees, including Past-Chair of the Texas Maverick Graphic Novel Reading List Committee and membership in the TxLA Intellectual Freedom Committee and Media Virtual Presence Committee.

Stephanie is renowned for her contributions to the educational community and received recognition as the 2018 YART Young Adult Reading Incentive and TASL Media Virtual Presence Honorary Award Winner for her blog, The Lispy Librarian. Her professional journey has taken her to various speaking engagements, including appearances at the Texas Library Association's Annual Conference, Texas Computer Education Association's Annual Conference, Region One's Fall Media Conference, Texas Association of School Librarians' Lunch and Learns, and numerous school district professional developments.

With an MLS degree from Sam Houston State University and a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies from Texas A&M University, Stephanie holds certifications as a Texas Certified School Librarian and a Certified Teacher with an ESL endorsement. Prior to her work as a librarian, she taught second-grade and sixth-grade math. 

In her leisure time, Stephanie enjoys indulging in Young Adult literature, weightlifting, and spending quality time with her snack-stealing dog on the couch. You can connect with her on Instagram and Twitter @lispylibrarian or explore her blog at Stephanie is a passionate advocate for the power of education and technology to transform the lives of learners and educators alike.

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