Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor's degree from California University of Pennsylvania in Elementary/Special Education Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Pittsburgh.
Hello and welcome to Room 7! My name is Valerie Fox, and I am delighted to be returning to Pinebrook Elementary for my seventh year as a Kindergarten teacher for the 2022-23 school year. This is my 20th year teaching, having taught previously for 13 years with Fairfax County Public schools as a learning disabilities teacher prior to moving to Loudoun County in 2004. I am dually certified in elementary and special education, having earned my Bachelor's degree from California University of Pennsylvania in Elementary/Special Education and my Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Pittsburgh. I am originally from the Pittsburgh area but have been living in Northern Virginia for the past 31 years. That being said, I am a die-hard Steelers, Penguins, and Pirates fan!!
I am so excited to be working with our awesome new teammates this year, as our Kindergarten team has grown from six to twelve classes! This year in Kindergarten we will be building our literacy and math skills, conducting some really cool experiments in science, learning about community helpers and famous Americans, practicing being good friends and responsible citizens, and, of course, having lots of fun with our new classmates. We will also be doing some very creative projects, reading lots of fascinating stories, building with Play-Doh, blocks, and Legos, and learning new poems and songs. We will be readers, writers, mathematicians, actors, singers, artists, engineers, and scientists.
To quote Dr. Seuss (one of our favorite authors in Kindergarten), "The more you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go!" Our journey is underway!!
Please feel free to contact me any time with your questions or concerns at email@example.com
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