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Ms. Giorey Valdes

In the past ten years, I have seen my original classes of 8th and 9th graders grow through high school, graduate, and go on to college locally in Florida and around the United States. I cannot wait to do it all over again a 10th time in 2018-2019 with this set of sophomores, juniors, and seniors. In my curriculum, I stress close reading, detailed writing, and articulate speech as major skills to grow in through the reading of great literature. I set very high expectations both of myself and my students, constantly pushing us to grow in our development of vocabulary, grammar, multiple literacies, and most importantly higher order thinking skills. On a much sillier note, in a zombie apocalypse, my weapons would be metaphors and a samurai sword, John Adams is my favorite Founding Father no matter what Alexander Hamilton says, and I am proud to have been sorted in to House Ravenclaw.