Valerie taught me so many wonderful, and useful things in my life. I had wonderful teachers who knew their stuff and didn't just come to school for a paycheck. People talk about how smart I am, but honestly its just common sense. Valerie teaches.....taught you answer a question in as many ways as possible. You look for the simple route first and then discover the harder pathes. While at valerie I was always two grades ahead, and instead of keeping me back they offered to skip me up, and when I couldn't I began to take classes so I could continue to grow and prosper. I learned how to do things that my 13th grade peers can't even do. It amazes how much I had learned going there. It may not be the same with half of the best teachers gone, but valerie was a good school when I went there.