Ms. Valerie Bryan joined Brookfield in 2021 as a 1st grade teacher. She has an expansive educational background and holds certificates in general education, special education, and speech and hearing. She taught in several school settings and grade levels over the years, from urban public schools, to GATE programs, to a Christian private school, and served for 17 years as a mentor for many beginning teachers, advising them on curriculum mapping, thematic instruction, and classroom management. She is known for providing parents with positive and regular communication and partnering with parents to help their child succeed.
"I love the challenges, unpredictability, fast pace, the constant curiosity and questioning, seeing their smiles and eyes light up when they 'get it'...they are my kids and become dear to my heart."
BA Speech and Hearing Science
MA Education, University of Washington
CA Clear Multiple Subject Teaching Credential
CA Music Supplemental Credential