Valarie Elwood

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Valarie Elwood

Hello.  I grew up here in Loveland and graduated from Loveland High School in 1996.  After that I attended University of Northern Colorado and received my B.A in Psychology and Elementary Education.   I moved to Southern California in 2000 and began teaching Kindergarten.  I taught Kindergarten, 3rd grade, 4/ 5 combination class.   I thoroughly loved my ten years of teaching in the classroom.  While teaching, I decided to pursue a degree in Counseling.  I graduated from Azusa Pacific University (a small private school near L.A) with a M.A in Counseling and Education.  Shortly after that I became a counselor at a middle school.  I did that for three years.  In 2015 I decided to move back to Colorado to be close to family.  I’ve been at Van Buren for the last three years and really enjoy the small atmosphere.  It’s nice being back in Colorado.  My oldest daughter attends Blevins in Fort Collins and I’m fortunate enough to have my family here to care for my 11 month old when I go to work.  When I’m not working I enjoy spending  reading, shopping, walking my dog, spending time with family,  and doing artsy type things