Connections: Linking Talented Educators
Connections: Linking Talented Educators

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"I am inspired by the teachers who do more than just teach. My role models are those reaching out and changing lives beyond the classroom—the ones who work to support the whole child. But my students are also my role models, reminding me that there is always something new to learn and new ways to teach it. Their energy and curiosity remind me why I do what I do."

— from Spotlight: 10 Questions for Valerie Baalerud (AK '17)

Valerie Baalerud (AK '17)