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Ms. Valerie Andrews
I love teaching! I started teaching kindergarten in 2011. I was in South Dakota on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. I worked there for 2 years through Teach For America. Then, in 2013, a family crisis brought me home to Frazier Park, CA. I soon found a job teaching first grade at Rosamond Elementary. I loved it here. I soon found that I had a passion for working with students who seemed to struggle the most. The kids whose behavior was challenging, or had learning disabilities, autism, and speech impairments were challenging for me and I loved to find new ways to help them learn. In 2016, I started working at Ascend Academy, while earning my masters and an additional credential in special education. Every day at Ascend is different. Our students at Ascend are unique, and we must honor that, by teaching them in a new and unique way.