Phone: 630-636-3367


Degrees and Certifications:

2009- Bachelors of the Arts in Education with endorsements in Special Education, Language Arts, Social Sciences, and Middle Grades 2018- Masters Degree in Reading and Reading Specialist Certification

Mrs. Valerie Lurquin

This will be my 7th year teaching at Long Beach. I have a degree in Elementary and Special Education from Trinity Christian College. Also, I completed my Masters Degree and Reading Specialist Certification. I truly have a passion for teaching! I have also had the opportunity to teach pre-kindergarten for the Goddard Schools in Reno, Nev., and Raleigh, N.C.

A little about me: Since I was a young girl, I can always remember wanting to become a teacher. My mother is a preschool teacher and used to bring home grade books from work for me to play with. When I was in fourth grade, I had one of the most incredible teachers. She showed me that teachers can teach in different ways to reach students and to never give up! I am very lucky to have had the experiences and influences I have had over the years. I am married to my husband, Pete, and we have two sons, Theo and Maverick. We absolutly love to travel and spend time together!