Faculty & Staff Spotlight | Melissa Pillot, Librarian & Media Specialist

Faculty & Staff Spotlight | Melissa Pillot, Librarian & Media Specialist

We have to ask, what is your all-time favorite book?
Such a hard question!  My first memory of having a favorite book takes me back to about 5th grade. I loved anything by John Bellairs. It all started with "The House with a Clock in its Walls." Louis Barnavelt has been orphaned and sent to live with his uncle who is a wizard. The "House" contains a doomsday clock that will destroy the world.  With Illustrations by Edward Gorey and enough gothic suspense to legitimately creep me out, I fell in love with anything that provided a mystery solved by an unlikely hero.

You can re-live any 30 minutes of your past. What 30 minutes would you want to re-live?
I am going to choose eating dinner with my family at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. We actually had not planned to stay as late as we had that afternoon and I thought my kids would just be too exhausted to sit and eat. It turns out that sometimes things just line up the way they are meant to. We were able to see the sunset over the Kilauea caldera and watch the dusky glow from the lava that was just out of sight.  Each of us had a peaceful sense of awe.  We've had many National Park moments that I would be happy to re-live, but this one was just so special to the moment, I don't think I could replicate it if I tried.

What do you love about Forsyth?
No matter what time of day I cross the playground there will be a child who yells out "Hi Mrs. Pillot!" I can't pass through a hallway without students telling me about something they've read or sharing a story from their own lives. Forsyth students love to read and it is magical to be part of the fabric of their lives from Pre-K through Grade 6.  I love truly getting to know all the students here through the books they love and the stories they share. 

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