Powers, Valeri

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People always ask young children, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" My answer was always, "A teacher!" To accomplish my goal, I earned a Bachelors of Arts in Mathematics from San Diego State University and a Masters in Teaching Mathematics (grades 5-12) from Western Governors University. 

In addition to all things math (pardon the pun), I love puzzles, dogs, elephants, and adventuring in nature. I was born and raised in San Diego, California, but I have found my home here in Washington. I have lived here for about three years with my husband, my eleven year old son, and my five year old daughter. I also have a cat, two dogs, and two guinea pigs. 

My hope is that my passion for mathematics education will inspire my students to see math as an interesting and exciting human endeavor. I tell my students often that learning math is not about acquiring facts and knowledge, it's about strengthening skills. It takes practice, perseverance, and a belief that we can improve and achieve success. This year, we are not just going to learn how to calculate answers, we are going to become problem solvers! 

Please feel free to contact me at vpowers@nkschools.org or (360) 396-3246. 


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