Valerie Poulos » About Ms. Poulos

About Ms. Poulos

Greetings! 
 
This 2021-22 school year will mark my third year teaching English Language Arts at Amundsen High School. This year I am honored to teach IB English III and English IV to our wonderful junior and senior Vikings! When I'm not in the classroom, you can find me coaching the Girls Swim Team in the fall, and the Girls Water Polo team in the spring. Born and raised on the pool deck, I cherish my time getting to know our Vikings in the classroom and outside of the classroom (sports, music, clubs, etc). I wholeheartedly believe in the power of knowing my students (academically and personally) in order to motivate them to succeed and set high expectations for themselves. Returning to the building after a long virtual year will be challenging, but even though times may be weird kindness goes a long way. 
 
I will have private office hours by appointment (4th, 6th, 8th, or before/after school). Students are highly encouraged to email me and request a one-on-one meeting. Parents can email me with any questions or concerns. 
 
My email is: [email protected]
 
Information about my class policies, remote tools, curriculum, and grading scale can be found in the class syllabus attached below. I have also attached the links to my Google Classroom pages.