Greetings. My name is Valerie Place. I am an English Language Development teacher at Northglenn Middle School. I've been a teacher since the late 1980's. Prior to this, I was a caseworker with the developmentally disabled and chronically mentally ill adults and children.
My teaching career started at McElwain Elementary in Adams District 12, and this is my 3rd year at Northglenn Middle School. Previously, I've taught at McElwain, Federal Heights Elementary, and Century Middle School. I left the district to take care of my aging parents in Iowa for a period of time, and had the opportunity to be a Public Library Director in a public school setting. For a few years, I lived in Miami, and worked for two schools there.
I have a Bachelor's Degree in Human Services and a Master's Degree in Language, Literacy and Culture.