Valerie Higgins has been teaching in Adams 12 Schools for 12 years. She has spent most of those years teaching 4th grade social studies, science and math in a content specific setting. In addition, she has taught 3rd and 5th grade. Val grew up in Littleton Colorado and received her Bachelors of Arts degree from Colorado State University, where she met her husband. They have been married for 27 years and have two daughters and a son, all of who are Rocky Top alumni! She spends much of her free time with family, enjoying a variety of outdoor activities such as hiking, paddleboarding, yoga and attending soccer games and CSU football games! She is excited to be at Rocky Top and is looking forward to a great year!