Valerie Pelletier

Guest Blogger

Kindergarten Teacher, Hygiene Elementary School

Longmont, Colorado

Valerie Pelletier is a kindergarten teacher at Hygiene Elementary School in Longmont, Colorado. She will earn her master’s degree later this year in educational psychology from the University of Northern Colorado. She is a recipient of the Colorado Educator Voice Fellowship, which she hopes will elevate her voice to help her community understand the shift to the Common Core.

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Posted Apr. 16, 2015

3 Things Every Parent Should Know About Common Core, From a Teacher

Teachers are the bridge between school and home. Parents place a lot of trust in us, not just when it…

By Valerie Pelletier

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Posted Dec. 8, 2017

Teachers Are Ready to End the School-to-Prison Pipeline But They Need the Trump Administration’s Help

2.6 million. That is the number of children suspended from U.S. public schools in one calendar year—2.6 million. That data, released in 2014 by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for…

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Posted Dec. 7, 2017

This Video of Denver DREAMers Challenged Me to Check My Privilege

Being the “Type A,” driven overachiever that I am, I tend to be a planner—often, to a fault. As the daughter of a Purdue grad,…

By Chyrise Harris

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Posted Dec. 7, 2017

How Quincy Patterson Became Virginia Tech’s First Quarterback to Major in Engineering

If you follow Chicago’s high school football scene, you probably already know Quincy Patterson, the Solorio High School quarterback who drew lots of attention from…

By Maureen Kelleher

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