More New Scouts: Mrs. Middlebrook & Mrs. Nielsen

The team here at the Lake Forest High School Library continues to expand as two more assistants have joined us this year! Meet Mrs. Middlebrook and Mrs. Nielsen.

IMG_1880Mrs. Middlebrook received her Bachelor of Arts in Art and Post Baccalaureate in K- 12 Art Education from Stephen F. Austin State University. Originally from Texas, she enjoys the snowy, Chicago winters and traveling south with her husband and two young daughters. In her free time she practices modern calligraphy, teaches hand lettering classes, and loves learning to cook various ethnic cuisines. When she is not researching recipes or calligraphy styles, Mrs. Middlebrook likes to read science fiction and fantasy, preferably with a cup of coffee in hand.

IMG_1878Mrs. Nielsen is a new member of the Lake Forest library crew. She holds a B.A. from Trinity International University and has been involved with libraries (even when camping all summer) for a long time. As a Sci Fi/Fantasy reader, Mrs. N. has written her first ever novel, By Land or Sea, and is busy editing and expanding it to over 70,000 words. Outside of reading and writing, she loves hanging out with her family, earth-ing it in her organic garden, and playing jazz trombone in a couple area big bands.

Welcome, Mrs. Thomas!

This semester, the LFHS Library is so lucky to have Mrs. Thomas from the Art Department around! Enjoy her bio below, and be sure to say hello when she’s in here 2nd, 3rd, and 6th periods.


Mrs. Thomas received her Bachelor of Art in Art and her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Eastern Illinois University.  She received her Master of Art in Art Education from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.  In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and young daughter, creating pottery, learning more about photography, and, of course, reading.  Mrs. Thomas will read just about anything, but her favorites right now are, Backman’s A Man Called Ove, Fey’s Bossypants, and Doerr’s All the Light We Cannot See.