5th Grade Teacher
Since 1996, Val facilitated deep thinking in 2nd-5th grade Denver Public Schools classrooms. Val taught a range of subjects and coached teachers at her previous schools. For the last five years, Val hosted learning labs for teachers to observe her teaching strategies through the Public Education & Business Coalition (PEBC). Passionate and kind people inspire Val and her belief that we can all contribute to the betterment of our world. Val has a Bachelors degree in Science and a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction. Most of Val's life story takes place in Colorado, but she spent her early years in Germany as a military baby. Outside of school, you will find Val cheering on her son's lacrosse team, shouting "encore" at her daughter's performances, giggling with her twin golden retrievers or spending time with her husband.