bobcat Learning commons

 Welcome to Bobcat Learning Commons

Hours of Operation:
Mon-Fri, 8:15 am to 4:00 pm

Karen Gareis

Karen M. Gareis

Library Media Specialist, M.S.Ed.

(843) 706-8958

karen.gareis@beaufort.k12.sc.us

Welcome to the Bluffton High School Media Center!  I am the Library Media Specialist and so proud to be a part of this amazing school and community.  I am a California native and retired from 27 years of active service in the U.S. Navy.  I hold a Bachelor’s in Unites States History, a Master’s in Education with K-12 Library and Information Science endorsement, and Teaching Certifications in Virginia and South Carolina.  My family has made Bluffton our home and we couldn’t be happier.  I want you to know the library is a place for everyone to learn, share and grow into responsible citizens that make a difference.  We work hard to provide resources, experiences and conversations that ensure future ready students and life-long learners.  Let’s grow together!

Ngoua Rieck
I am Hmong and immigrated to the US at age 3.  I grew up in Spartanburg, SC, the piedmont area of the state where I went to Spartanburg High School.  After graduation, I attended the University of South Carolina where I double degreed in and met my husband, Dale.  I've always wanted to travel the world and experience different cultures apart from my ethnic group and the US.  Luckily, due to Dale's career, we have been able to live on both the East and West Coasts as well as travel and live abroad in Japan and Italy before coming to Bluffton in June, 2018.  I am excited to be a part of the Bluffton Media Center where I can "travel" via books to any place and be a part of the Bobcat family.  Come join the Bobcat Readers Book Club and let's travel together!