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Mrs. Valerie Tallent

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Phone: 472-4283



Dear Parents,

I am very excited to welcome you and your child to Kindergarten here at Brinton.  This will be my ninth year teaching here. I look forward to working together with you to educate your child.

I grew up in Mesa and am glad to be back “home”. My family moved here from Saskatchewan, Canada and our first year here I was enrolled at Hawthorne Elementary.  Next, I attended Poston Jr. High, then Mountain View High School.  After I graduated from ASU, I married my college sweetheart, then was hired for my first teaching position in central Phoenix.

We have three beautiful, successful adult children.

I taught for 5 years in Phoenix, took a few years away from teaching and lived abroad, in Turkey.  When we returned to Arizona, I worked in Gilbert for four years before coming back to Mesa.

I love to teach and these little ones are the most delightful to watch as they grow and learn. We have fun in kindergarten and we take joy in our accomplishments. My wish for all my students is that they feel safe and know I love them. I hope this year will be full of joys and great memories for all of us.


Mrs. Tallent