About Me

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Welcome to my site!

My name is Vernitra, and I am a writer and elementary-school librarian Houston, Texas.

I have worked as an MTV intern in New York City, a Hollywood production assistant, a first, second, and third-grade teacher in Houston, and as a children’s librarian for The New York Public Library at the historic Countee Cullen Library in Harlem. I have always had a passion for writing and making up stories, and I am working toward achieving my goal of writing a novel.

Here on my site, I share my adventures in reading, writing, movie-watching, sewing, and learning how to play the viola again. I enjoy things that are entertaining and inspiring. Hopefully, my site will offer some of those things to you. If you have similar tastes, stay tuned…

Vernitra

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Bio

I was born in Houston, Texas, and I grew up in the suburbs of Missouri City, TX, in the Greater Houston area. After graduating with a degree in history from the University of Texas at Austin, I headed to New York City where I worked as an MTV intern, going to “work” at the Viacom building in Times Square everyday to write episode summaries and promotional copy for MTV shows such as “Laguna Beach,” “Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica,” “MTV Cribs,” “Pimp My Ride,” and “TRL” for MTV.com. After that experience, I moved back to Texas, got a teaching certificate, and worked as a second-grade teacher for Pearland Independent School District in the Houston area. After that school year, I ventured to Los Angeles, where I worked a brief stint as a production assistant at Don Mischer Productions—a fun job that had me cruising the streets of Hollywood and Beverly Hills, running errands and delivering packages.

After my Hollywood adventure, I returned to Texas and earned a master’s degree in library science from the University of North Texas. In 2011, I became a children’s librarian for the Fort Bend County Library system in the Houston area. In 2014, I returned to the classroom to teach first grade in the Houston Independent School District and then third grade in the Lamar Consolidated Independent School District. In the summer of 2016, I moved to New York City where I worked as a children’s librarian for The New York Public Library, at the historic Countee Cullen Library in the heart of Central Harlem. I had so much fun working there, and I met so many great people. After that, I got a job as a children’s librarian at the Atascocita Library for the Harris County Public Library System. Now, I get to work as a school librarian at a wonderful elementary school in Houston, and I love interacting with my school community.