Margaret T. Reilly Elementary


Laurie Thelen

My name is Laurie Thelen and I'm excited to be one of the librarians at Reilly Elementary this year! My goal is to empower students to become critical seekers of information and to foster a lifetime love of reading. 
In my spare time I enjoy hiking, reading, painting and the Houston Astros! I have a Master's degree in Library and Information Science and a Bachelor's of Fine Arts from the University of Texas. I have written two library science books to help new librarians build libraries of excellence. I'm looking forward to a great year creating a warm, welcoming space for the Reilly learning community!

Debbie Kelly

Welcome to the Reilly Library!  I'm Ms. Kelley and I'm so excited to be one of your librarians this year.  I want to help you find books that you'll love to read and books that you'll love to hear read to you. There are also lots of e-resources to share with you that you can enjoy at school and home.

I was born far away from Austin in a very green place, Nacogdoches, Texas. I grew up mostly in Houston and moved to Austin to attend the University of Texas. Hook 'em Horns! Like many UT graduates, I stayed and made Austin my home. I have one son, Ben, who was born in Austin. We lived for a short time in Clear Lake City, where I earned my Master's degree to be a school librarian.

I love to read, hike, garden, cook (especially pies), shop at the farmers market, and knit. 

Let's have a great year of reading and learning together, Mighty Mustangs!