Mrs. Valerie Wilmot
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Phone: (480) 472-2489
I've been in the Kino family since 2013 and am so glad you're joining us! I teach 8th Grade English Language Arts, including the honors and gifted classes. I am an AVID trained teacher and feel lucky to be able to bring AVID strategies to my classroom. I sponsor Kino's Phonetic Spit program, designed to empower students' written and oral literacy.
I was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona and graduated from Alhambra High School. After that I spent time in the education realm as a substitute teacher, a home bound teacher, and as a teacher in correctional education (aka prisons). I attended Grand Canyon University, where I received my Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education with an emphasis in English and then my Master of Arts in Gifted Education. Go 'lopes!
I have lived in Mesa for over eight years now and am proud to call it home. I have two children who also attend school in the Mesa district. When I'm not in the classroom, I love to hike, camp, watch baseball, and read and read and read.