Degrees and Certifications:
BA Education MA Education and Technology National Boards Certificate
Mrs. Valerie Strong
I am thrilled to be teaching in the highly capable program again at Tambark. Prior to this, I was teaching in the Highly Capable Program at Penny Creek. Opening Tambark is exciting for me to be a part of. I was able to be a core member to help set up and open Forest View, which was an amazing experience.
Lake Stevens is where I call home. I am now an empty nester, unless having a dog counts. My husband and I love to camp and enjoy the beautiful state we live in. My daughter Jamie, lives in Clearview with her family and works for Nordstrom. She has blessed me with two beautiful granddaughters. My other daughter Jessica, was a teacher at Penny Creek. You can find a memorial plaque in the reading garden at Penny Creek in her honor.
Our classroom theme is "Detectives" which will guide much of our work this year. Students will be asked to look for clues to make generalizations and support their thinking with evidence throughout the curriculum. We are going to have a great year!