Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Valerie Norton
I am excited to be working with the Kindergarten, First and Third Grade ELs this year! This will be my 7th year at Discovery and my 6th year as an EL teacher.
In 2014, I earned my teaching certification for EL (K-12) and Social Sciences (6-12) through the EducateVA Career Switcher Program. Previously I worked for LCPS as 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 two children, Becker and Eve, and my dog, Bert. We love to watch soccer and being outdoors. I also enjoy reading, gardening and running.
If you have any questions about the EL program or about your student, please contact me via e-mail.