Hi there! My name is Valerie and I love butterflies, travel, reading, people, chocolate chip cookies, languages, technology, mountains and teaching (not necessarily in that order).
For many years, I was a kindergarten teacher in South Alabama (the best job in the world for a hug junkie!). Then, after a brief stint as a teacher trainer with the Alabama Math, Science, and Technology Initiative, I realized a lifelong dream of travel by teaching English in Ecuador. I lived and taught for two years in the Ecuadorian Andes (shout out to all my Loja peeps!). Next, I’m looking forward to teaching and learning from the people of Eastern Europe as an English Education Volunteer with Peace Corps Moldova! I’d love to share my adventures with you!