Professional Learning Topics:
- Responsive Literacy Teaching
- Tier 1 Math Instruction
- Standards-based, Data Driven Instruction
- Small Group Instruction
- Phonics, Vocabulary, and Word Study
- Writer's Workshop
- Depth of Knowledge
Professional Learning Services (provided in either whole staff, grade level, school leadership, or individual teacher settings):
- Training sessions
- Model lessons
- Classroom learning walks
- Instructional planning
Valorie Kruger believes all students are critical thinkers and problem solvers. An educator with over 25 years of experience, she has been a district literacy specialist, dean of instruction, reading coach, HB3 Reading Academies cohort leader, gifted and talented teacher, and elementary classroom teacher. She has worked with diverse populations her entire career. One of her accomplishments is the development and leading of an after-school literacy intervention for second grade students with funds received from a Mattel Corporation grant. Her passion is helping striving readers overcome their challenges. Through her tenure as a consultant, she has worked with dozens of schools to improve student learning.
Valorie has an Education Specialist degree in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from the University of South Florida, as well as a Master of Education in Elementary Education and Bachelor of Arts in Education from the University of Florida. Her experience running an early reading intervention program is published in Curriculum Leadership Development: A Guide for Aspiring School Leaders.
Valorie lives in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex with her husband and two young children. When not supporting schools or districts, she enjoys spending time with her kids by volunteering at their school, going to the park, or taking them to the library. Her other interests include digital scrapbooking, biking, and outdoor activities.