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Renee Dake earned a B.A. in Communication Studies from UC Santa Barbara and spent several years in advertising before going back to school to become a teacher.  She earned both multi-subject and learning handicapped special education credentials from CSUN and went on to teach in the Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District.  At Will Rogers Elementary she ran the full inclusion program for grades k-5 and team taught in a multi-age environment before taking time off to start a family.  Both of her daughters attended and loved Meadows/MATES.  Her oldest is now a junior at USC and her youngest a senior at Westlake High. 

Mrs. Dake enjoys her role as the MATES librarian because she loves exposing students to wonderful literature and helping them find books they'll love to read.   She is also supporting our K-1-2 students in the RTI program with reading and language arts skills.

Mrs. Dake is proud to have been one of the founding board members for MATES, where her advertising and education background were put to good use earning our charter and opening the school.  She is happy to be part of the continued success of MATES and strives to make the library a welcoming learning environment for all.


Recent Posts

Happy belated Halloween!  Piggie Pie is my favorite Halloween story, so I dressed as Gritch the Witch.  I've got my goggles for when I fly on my broom in search of piggies!

Summer Reading Log 2018

In case you didn't find it in your end of year stuff sent home by your teacher, here it is!  There's no excuse not to read and complete this log!  I hope to see you at my summer reading log prize party!
CONGRATULATIONS to all our fourth and fifth grade students who read our three CA YOUNG READER MEDAL nominated chapter books!  We ate lunch, had a book club discussion, voted for our favorite book and ate ice cream! <3

MATES Library online catalog DEMO

Demonstration of how to search the MATES Library online catalog to locate books by topic and AR level.

Library Books Due

Dearest MATES families,
ALL library books are now due!  Please return books and pay any fines for lost books by FRIDAY, JUNE 2nd.
I have enjoyed your students this year!  Look for the summer reading log to be posted soon.
Mrs. Dake

Congratulations to our 28 fourth and fifth graders who read all three of our California Young Reader Medal nominated chapter books!  We had lunch, book club discussion and dessert!  I'm proud of you all! <3 Mrs. Dake

Author Presentations

Our students enjoyed the funny and interactive presentations from authors Adam T. Newman and Joshua Hauke this December.  Check out the photos in the my album!