Valerie Pelletier

Valerie-Pelletier

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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
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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…

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Posted Feb. 22, 2017
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#MyBlackHistory: My Mom Had to Lie to Get Me Into a Good School. No Parent Should Have to Do That.

In a nation as wealthy as America, no parent should have to lie about their address to get their child into a high-quality school. Sadly, I have heard this same tale from many, many other Black families.…

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Posted Feb. 21, 2017
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#MyBlackHistory: Here’s Why I Became an Engineer and How I’m Helping Kids Do It Too

When I was just 9 or 10 years old, I found out that I had a true love and passion for science. Now I want to see that other kids get that chance.…

By Jason Coleman

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Posted Feb. 21, 2017
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#MyBlackHistory: Why I’m Celebrating Every Black Genius From City Blocks to the White House

We will never meet a Black child who is not a genius and there is no secret to how we support them: We first treat them as human and then we then support them with love. …

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