Sam Northern

Teacher-Librarian, Simpson Elementary School

Sam Northern is a National Board Certified school librarian at Simpson Elementary School in Franklin, Kentucky. An AASL member, he blogs for the Knowledge Quest website. He also serves as secretary for the Kentucky Association of School Librarians. In 2014 Sam was selected for the Fulbright-Hays Summer Seminars Abroad Program, enabling him to spend four weeks in China. Since then, Sam has voyaged to Antarctica as a National Geographic Grosvenor Teacher Fellow and worked aboard a research vessel on the Atlantic Ocean as a NOAA Teacher at Sea. From January to April 2018, Sam studied in Finland as part of the Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program. To learn more about his research on inquiry-based learning, go to his website Connect with him on Twitter @Sam_Northern and Facebook @themisterlibrarian.