Dear Parents and Students,
Welcome to Room 16 and the 2020-21 school year. This academic year promises to have many new ways of learning for us all. I am entering my 19th year at Valentine, and I have never known a complete distance learning module, but I am excited to try new ways to engage students. I am lucky to be in a supportive community of teachers and administrators that are working hard to make this year run smoothly and offer the same educational excellence our school enjoys.
With that said, I ask that we are patient and understanding of the newness of all this and know that we will get there. I love teaching third grade and I hope my enthusiasm will catch on. We've got this!
All my best,
Mary Van Hiel
Third Grade Teacher