Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Valerie Norton
I am excited about following my 4th graders up to 5th grade and working with this great team of teachers during the 2023-24 school year at Discovery!
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 family. I love to watch soccer (especially the USWNT and Washington Spirit), and for the last 4 years, I have been the assistant JV girls soccer coach for Tuscarora High School. I also like being outside enjoying 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.