Special Education 2015
Ms. Valerie Chan
Grades K - 2 Special Day Teacher, Room 202
Ms. Janet NwanKwo
Grades 3 - 5 Special Day Teacher, Room 201
How Long Have You Been Teaching, And How Long Have You Been At Garfield?
I've been teaching since 2003 and have been at Garfield since August 2015.
What Strengths Do You Bring To Your Profession?
I bring a passion for motivating kids to believe in themselves, a faith that they can do anything if they believe it. I am also a good listener and I’m patient.
What Do You Like Most About Garfield?
I love the fact that it’s a small school, a beautiful school, set on a hill.
The atmosphere is very welcoming and the staff, I have experienced is very professional, yet never too busy to offer a helping hand. This is such a great team and I feel so privileged to be working with this group of people.
What Are 5 Things You Can’t Live Without?
I cannot live without air, water, and of course food. I can’t live without God in my life, and spreading love around.
Describe Your Ideal Day Off:
My ideal day off will be spent by first lounging in bed and getting extra rest, taking a walk around Golden Gate Park or the Presidio, or just relaxing with a nice book to read.