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 Aug. 15, 2017

Everyone Is Entitled to an Opinion on Charter Schools But Parents Deserve the Final Say

Over the last year we’ve seen the NAACP come out forcefully against charter schools. We’ve seen the Trump administration support choice in ways that have…

By Lane Wright

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Posted Aug. 15, 2017

Every Book You Teach Is a Political Choice. Make It a Step Towards Social Justice.

At NNSTOY’s (National Network of State Teachers of the Year) conference last July, civil rights educator Sharif El-Mekki delivered a moving presentation that ended with…

By Topher Kandik

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Posted Aug. 14, 2017

Sure, You Hate Trump, But Can You Tell Your Students That?

Is it OK to hate the president? Yes. Is it OK to hate the president from the front of the classroom? That’s harder. As teachers…

By Tom Rademacher

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