Hello! My name is Valerie Wicklund and I'm a first grade teacher at Olympic View Elementary. This is my fourth year teaching and I'm so excited to share my love of learning with the students! In my classroom, students are valued for their differences and everyone is a part of our class "family." I'm a firm believer that by getting to know my students I will be able to better engage them in lessons that are relatable to their interests.
My husband is in the Air Force and we have four children ages 14, 11, 9 and 6. I'm prior enlisted Air Force and have traveled to many places in this amazing world of ours, but I'm originally from Snohomish, Washington. I completed both my Bachelors degree in Psychology and my Masters degree in Education at Wilmington University in Delaware. I enjoy cooking, baking, gardening and spending time with my family!