Hello! My name is Valerie Wicklund and I'm a fourth grade teacher at Olympic View Elementary. This will be my first 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 11, 8, 6 and 3. 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 Bachelor's in Psychology and my Master's in Education at Wilmington University in Delaware. I enjoy cooking, baking, gardening, crabbing, and spending time with my family!