Portland Public Schools
Portland, Oregon

Beaumont Middle School

Academic Achievement,
Situationally-Appropriate Behavior Everyone!

4043 NE Fremont | Portland, OR 97212
Phone: (503) 916-5610 | Fax: (503) 916-2609

Valerie Turner

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Hello, My name is Valerie Turner, and I teach 8th Grade Core.

I was born and grew up in Milwaukee, WI. After graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with degrees in International Relations and German, I moved to Portland in 1995.

My previous career included inside sales for a company that manufactures the equipment that makes computer chips, as well as marketing for an Internet software company that developed filtering technologies.

I returned to school in 2004 and completed my Masters in Teaching at Concordia University in 2006. I have been teaching either 7th or 8th grade at Beaumont Middle School ever since.

I believe in two basic classroom rules:  

  • Show respect (to other people, the environment and yourself)
  • Do your best (which requires believing in yourself, being prepared, and always trying as hard as you can)

Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with my family, outdoor activities such as skiing and outrigger canoe paddling, reading, and working on home improvement projects.

I can be reached at vturner@pps.net

I have a classroom blog at http://turnercore.blogspot.com/