Welcome to our Classroom Website
Welcome to first grade. My name is Valerie Koss. I grew up in the Anoka-Hennepin school district. I received my bachelors degree from the University of Minnesota Morris and my masters degree from St. Mary's University. I taught second grade from 1993-1996 in the Dassel-Cokato District and then was home raising my family until 2008 when I returned to teaching in the Anoka-Hennepin school district. I taught KIP and supplemental programs for 7 years, Reading Recovery for two years and second grade for two years. I have been at Hoover since 2009.
I have been teaching first grade since 2017. I love teaching first graders and watching them grow into independent learners. I often learn as much from them as they do for me.
Outside of school I enjoy working out the gym as well as coaching at the gym, bowling and spending time with my family . My husband Derek and I have three children, who range in ages from 18-24. I enjoy spending time with my family fishing, camping, bon fires and watching movies. I also enjoy working out and choaching at the gym as well as reading.
Thank you for supporting your student's education! I am excited to work with your child and watch their growth. Together we can help your child achieve success!