Media Center




Recognizing increased screen time and the impact it has on literacy rates, FAIRVIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL takes steps to put new, fun, age-appropriate books into the hands of every one of its students.


Kids are reading less, screen time is increasing, and school budgets are tight. On a mission to make reading cool again, Amy Carter decided to meet with the team at Books Are Fun to learn more about their book enrichment program – Book Blast.

With its innovative approach to creating more book worms, Book Blast guarantees at least one new book into the hands of every student at absolutely no cost to the school, little work from the school team, and no financial requirement of the parents. After reviewing the program and understanding there was zero risk to the school, Media Specialist Amy Carter moved forward and scheduled Book Blast to launch at FAIRVIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL on 8/22/2023.

In two short weeks, with the help of the community (far and wide), the students at FAIRVIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL have over 1,000 brand new, age-appropriate books heading their way!

Here’s what Media Specialist Amy Carter, had to say about the Book Blast program, "This program was one of the easiest fundraisers I have ever participated in!  The support from the Book Blast company was top notch.  Everything to make your fundraiser a success was completed and provided to you, including the participation prizes, cash-filled Treasure Boxes, and iPad.  Plus, knowing that ALL of my students would benefit from this fundraiser by receiving their very own BOOKS made the decision to participate even easier.  I'm excited to say that I have already booked next year's fundraiser!!"


    Meet the Media Center Staff!!

    amy carter

    Mrs. Amy Carter graduated from the University of Georgia in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science in Education degree.  Mrs. Carter began her teaching career in 2008 at Conyers Middle School teaching Engineering and Technology Education as well as sponsoring the First Lego League Robotics team and a chapter of the Technology Student Association.  She continued her career at the Rockdale Career Academy, teaching Manufacturing, and at Memorial Middle School, teaching Engineering and Technology.  In 2014, Mrs. Carter was offered a position in Newton County as an Engineering teacher at Eastside High School and then taught at Cousins Middle School as the Engineering and Technology teacher, the VEX IQ Robotics team coach, and the Technology Student Association advisor until 2022.  After receiving her master’s degree in Education in Library and Information Technology in 2020, she received her first Media Specialist position at Fairview Elementary School in 2022.  In addition to her Media Specialist duties, Mrs. Carter also sponsors the VEX IQ Robotics team and Reading Bowl team at Fairview.  Mrs. Carter has been married to her wonderful husband, Landon, for over 20 years and together they have two children: Alayna and Landon Michael, two nephews: Brandon and Jacob, and two nieces: Aerabella and Eliana.  In her spare time, Mrs. Carter loves to travel, attend concerts, and READ BOOKS!!!

    Coach and BJ

    Ms. Cheryl Clark, media center clerk, was educated here in the Newton County School District and has faithfully served our school system since joining our team in 1988.  She has held a variety of positions in our school system including working with our special needs populations, completing 17 years as a PE paraprofessional, and most recently as the Media Clerk here at Fairview for the last 5 years.  “Coach” Clark has two adult children, Kia and Kevin, and four wonderful grandchildren.

    NCSS Media Specialists strive to create an engaged learning community through accessibility, collaboration, and innovation.

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    Mrs. Amy Carter
    Media Specialist

    Coach Cheryl Clark
    Media Center Clerk