MRS VALERIE MINDER, 5TH GRADE
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Mrs Valerie Minder began teaching in 1981, took a 20 year non-teaching career detour, and came to Miramonte in 2001, where she has been teaching 5th grade since 2007. other Miramonte roles: Yearbook sponsor
Assistant Principal, 2nd Grade
Taught grades 1-3, Various software companies - Human resources consultant, representative and manager, Senior Compensation and Benefits Analyst
BS multiple subjects
Pathways Integrated Language Arts Curriculum Committee
Author 2 Pathways Units
Trainer, Pathways English Language Arts Curriculum
Current Central California Conference of SDAs representative on Pacific Union Curriculum Committee
Member of Pacific Union Common Core Math ad-hoc Committee
Personal: Mrs Minder has been married forever to her childhood crush, who also works at Miramonte. They have two semi-adult children, two small dogs, one cat, and hundreds of Miramonte students they love like they were their own. Mrs Minder's family has deep roots at Miramonte, she is the 2nd of three generations to attend Miramonte for all 8 years, and is the second generation of her family to teach at the school.
other interests: In her spare time Mrs Minder loves to read, tutor students who need help, and make gifts for friends with embroidery on felt.
Favorite Bible verses: "I've loved this since hearing a sermon based on this passage. It reminds me of several important things a teacher must do to be Christ-like: listen more than I talk, and be slow to get angry."
James 1:19-20 My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, because human anger does not make us good like God desires that we be. (NIV)