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BA Education MA Education and Technology National Boards Certificate

Mrs. Valerie Strong

I am thrilled to be teaching in the highly capable program at Tambark Creek. Prior to this, I was teaching in the Highly Capable Program at Penny Creek. 

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!