Ms. Valerie Puckett


src=/storage/4e1612cb34f5c_16271.pngNew Vista Middle School
Lancaster, California

Teaching Motto: "With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts." -Eleanor Roosevelt

Who was your favorite teacher? Why?

Mr. Beaton because he cared enough to yell at me when I ran out in front of his truck.  Mrs. Yamamoto because she taught me that you can reach your dreams no matter how old you are or what your circumstances are.

What are three things every teacher should own?

1.)  Sense of humor
2.)  Plenty of pencils
3.)  Endless patience

If you could have any person (living, dead or fictional) as a principal, who would it be?

Abraham Lincoln

What profession other than your own would you most like to attempt?

Forensic pathologist

Describe your all-time favorite lesson/unit activity

My human body section on "poop" when learning about the digestive system.  It grosses them out but boy do they know how it all works!

What is the greatest misconception about teachers?

That anyone can teach.  Teaching takes a special kind of person, one who can look beyond themselves and give of themselves until it hurts.

How did you know you wanted to be a teacher?

When I taught my little brother how to tie his shoes.

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