Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Valerie Norton

I am excited about another year at Discovery Elementary! In 2022-23, I will be working with the 4th Grade Team. 

As a career switcher, I earned my teaching certification for English Learners (K-12) and Social Sciences (6-12) through EducateVA. Within LCPS, I have been a substitute teacher, a PALS (Phonological Awareness Literary Screening) tutor, and a kindergarten teacher’s aide. Before teaching, I was a stay-at-home mom and a journalist. 

In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my fiance (OJ) my two children (Becker and Eve) and my dog (Bert). We love to watch soccer (especially the USWNT and Washington Spirit), and for the last 2 years, I have been the assistant JV girls soccer coach for Tuscarora High School. In addition, I love being outside in nature especially in West Virginia where I grew up. My hobbies are reading, gardening, and running.

If you have any questions about the EL program or about your student, please contact me via e-mail.

Last Modified on August 18, 2022