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!
  • Digital Day Schedule:
    Lunch: 11:10-11:35
    Recess: 11:35-12:05
    Specials: 1:30-2:30
       Day 1:  Music  1:30-2:00
       Day 2:  CORE (12:30) & Explorations
       Day 3:  Art
       Day 4:  Music & Media
       Day 5:  Phy. Ed.
     Mrs. Valerie Koss
    Grade 1 Teacher
    Hoover Elementary School
    2369 109th Avenue NW, Coon Rapids, MN 55433