Phone: 785 841-3415
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Ms. Christine Valcich
Welcome to Quail Run 5th Grade!
Hi! I am Chris Valcich and have been teaching at Quail Run since 1995. I have had the privilege of teaching all grade levels from kindergarten to sixth grade over the course of my teaching career, but my greatest joy falls to fifth grade. Students at this age are fun, interesting, and quite remarkable! I find the fifth grade year to be one of major growth in academics, but also in students' development of responsibility and social awareness. My classroom is a blended learning environment and it has been most exciting to watch my students grow as individuals and to become independent learners.
I am originally from New York but came to Kansas to complete degrees in Elementary Education and Physical Education. While here, I fell in love with the Midwestern pace of life and the people of Kansas, therefore, decided to make Lawrence my home. I am most fortunate to have raised a daughter here who has also pursued an Elementary Education degree and teaches in Lawrence as well, which allows us to share our love of teaching! She and her husband have also blessed me with two beautiful grandchildren who entertain and delight me every day.
I am blessed to be a part of the Quail Run family and look forward to another wonderful year!