Staff Spotlight: Valerie DeGennaro 1.12.22

Staff Spotlight: Valerie DeGennaro 1.12.22
Posted on 01/12/2022

Valerie DeGennaro Strough 1.12.22


What is your job title? 

Special Education Teacher - 15:1 at Strough


How many years have you worked at RCSD?

I’ve been with the RCSD for five years


What is your favorite part of your job?

I absolutely adore my students. Taking time each day to laugh with them makes it all worthwhile. 


What inspires you?

I’ve always been inspired by my favorite quote- “Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go” -TS Eliot. This quote reminds me to push myself, even in my weakest moments. 


What has been one of your proudest moments working at the RCSD? 

I do not have a single proud moment. When I hear parents of my student’s say they have seen growth in their child and are happy. I have them for two years, then I know I’ve done my job. 


What is a fun fact about you? 

I love to cook. It’s my therapy, or how I relax. The more stressful my workday, the more complex the meal is that I make for dinner!



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