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Hello West Valley Wildcats!
My name is Rebecca Kirk, and I am excited to be a part of the West Valley community this year! I am proud to have been a part of the great community here in CUSD for the last 12 years.
I grew up in Sunnyvale, and attended schools in the nearby Santa Clara Unified school district. I attended San Jose State University and was a part of the Integrated Degree and Credential program. I earned my B.A. in Child and Adolescent Development, and my Multiple Subject Teaching Credential with a CLAD (Cross-cultural, Language, and Academic Development) emphasis. I continued my education by attending Santa Clara University in order to earn a Master’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Education, with an emphasis in Reading and Language Arts (one of my passions). I also earned a second credential as a Reading and Language Arts Specialist.
Some things I enjoy: spending time outdoors with all my boys (husband and two sons), reading as much as I can get away with, swimming, hiking, biking, watching movies, spending time in the mountains, and adventuring through the days chasing my boys around!
As a teacher, I hope to facilitate, encourage, and promote a process of self-discovery so that your children develop into independent and contributing citizens in our community. My hope is that your child feels a sense of belonging, value, and community here at West Valley. I am grateful for the opportunity to be a part of your life this year.