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Hello! My name is Karolyn Koerner and I am happy to be a 2nd grade teacher here at West Valley. This is my 7th year teaching at West Valley and my 21st year teaching, come January. It is great calling West Valley home and I am so glad that I have been able to teach 3rd grade and now 2nd grade here. I am part of a fantastic group of individuals who make lifelong learning a priority, as well as remembering to bring the fun.
I am glad I am able to teach primary grades, because so much growing and changing is going on. Students can go from having difficulty reading on their own, to gobbling up books like they are starving book-a-sauruses. It is so rewarding to see the learning light in their eyes.
When I am not in the classroom, I enjoy spending time with my family. We LOVE going to Disneyland, and try to make it down whenever we can. It truly is my happy place. I also enjoy reading, going for walks in the woods (I’d say hiking, but I don’t really do hills without some major grumbling ;0)), and watching a wide variety of movies.