New Librarian Seeks Reading Community At MHS


Athena Griep-Matautia, reporter

Sandra “Sandy” Domion is the new librarian at McKinley High School. She has been a librarian for 15 years. Some of you may know her from Ma’eMa’e where she worked for 10 years. Before that, she worked at Waialua elementary school for 5 years.

“I was just really happy to get to be back in a high school setting” is what she said when asked about how she felt being here at McKinley.

Domion is very hardworking and spends most of her time working her multiple jobs, which include being a librarian, teaching e-school, and working at Whole Foods (where she works four times a week.) Domion also spends a lot of her time with family, reading, or playing mobile video games. Domion also enjoys planning trips for her family.

One prominent moment in her life was when her daughter left for college. She misses her daughter a lot and is still getting used to her not being there. Domion wants kids to know that they have access to the library to get materials, study, or do homework, and to feel comfortable doing so.

“My goal is to get more people aware that we’re here, she said. She also wants students to know that she is there to help students. Domion enjoys seeing the students and helping them exceed.

“I would love for them to come visit the library and get to know me.” She wants them to have the eye opening experience she had when she realized she loved reading and decided to be a librarian.