Mary Ellen Cunningham Elementary School


Librarian Introduction:


Hello Cunningham Cobras!

My name is Michelle Lightbourn, and I am so thrilled to be the new librarian at Cunningham Elementary. I come to you with 14 years of elementary library experience in Austin ISD. Libraries have been important to me since I was a young child, and I am so excited to get to know all the students, teachers, and families in the Cunningham Community.  I am married and I have 2 boys, a 10-year-old and a 6-year-old. I also have 2 dogs and 2 cats, so yes, my house is crazy. I love being silly and there’s nothing like seeing a kid light up at a book and fall in love with reading. Pairing up the right kid with the right book is my passion.

I will start at Cunningham on October 10 and will begin seeing classes on October 11. Come on by and say, “Hello!” I’ve attached a silly picture to let you see a bit of my personality.


Michelle Lightbourn

Cunningham Librarian


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