Desiree VanValkenburg, Concordia Lutheran Elementary

Oct 9, 2023, 8:47 PM | Updated: Jan 30, 2024, 3:58 pm

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“Ms Desi has been our Preschool 4, Kindercollege, teacher for the last 4 years. She has been working on completing her teaching license while starting a family, getting married, and teaching full time. She is a heard worker and goes over and beyond to reach the kids and assist other teachers around her. She wants to be the best teacher she can be and takes advice and asks questions. Her students adore her and love going to school to learn from her. She challenges them and loves them at the same time.

She issues her own time, like most, to add to her knowledge, classroom, school environment, and helping others and does it all with love. She is full of life and ideas!! She is going to make an excellent elementary teacher soon! I want her to know how much we appreciate her and are excited for her, her students, and her future!!! I love her energy and drive to dig deep and try even harder to help her preschool 4 students be successful. She keeps me positive and continuing to improve on my teaching after 15+ years. She never does anything unless it is 100%!”

-Deanna Smith 

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Desiree VanValkenburg, Concordia Lutheran Elementary