Library Staff

Mrs. Debbie VanZandt

Librarian, B.A., M.L.S.

(361) 903-6715

dvanzandt@tmisd.us

A Brief Biography

Mrs. VanZandt attended high school in Nederland, Texas and Sulphur, Louisiana and graduated from Victoria High School in Victoria, Texas. She graduated from Victoria College in 1985 and Texas A&I University (now Texas A&M - Kingsville) in 1987 with a Bachelor's Degree in Secondary Education. She taught English and journalism at Alice High School and Odem High School before getting her Master's Degree in Library and Information Science from Texas Woman's University in Denton in 2008. She is married to Heath, who works for AEP, and has two daughters, Heather, who owns Hello Beautiful Salon in Downtown Corpus Christi, and Amanda, who teaches choir at Patty Welder Middle School in Victoria.

Mrs. VanZandt has been the librarian at Tuloso-Midway High School since October of 2007. She enjoys reading almost anything she can get her hands on. In addition to being the TMHS librarian, she  serves as co-coach of the Academic Decathlon team, sponsor of the High School Book Club, campus co-webmaster, the campus technology specialist, and a member of the campus leadership team and the TM Education Foundation. Off campus, she teaches Sunday School at Calallen Baptist Church, serves as president of the planning team for Teen Bookfest by the Bay, and loves to travel.

Librarian Travels

The Northern Lights in Iceland

This was taken on our January 2019 trip to Iceland.

We were taking a tour of the US Congress building in June of 2019.

January 2019 Iceland trip

January 2019 in Iceland

Our TM travel group at Skogafoss in Iceland in January 2019.

In 2018, we took a trip to Colorado Springs, Colorado.

We stopped at Laura Ingalls Wilder's final home in Mansfield, Missouri on a 2017 family trip.

This is Trinity College Library in Dublin Ireland from our April 2017 trip.

We stood on stage during a Backstage Tour of the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee in 2014.

This is the Hogwarts Express at Universal Studios Orlando Florida in June 2007.

We visited the Kennedy Space Center in 2013.

Dollywood is Dolly Parton's theme park in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. We visited in 2014.