Posted August 9, 2016
Valerie Byrnes is an Educational Services Consultant with CORE. Her passion is professional development in mathematics, with the integration of English language arts and technology. Her experiences include teaching first and sixth grades before joining a regional professional development program as a trainer. She earned a master’s degree in curriculum, teaching, and learning along with a mathematics endorsement from the University of Nevada-Reno.
She has worked extensively on the rollout and implementation of the Common Core State Standards, serving as the chairman of the professional development committee for the state of Nevada. She is also currently involved in STEM education and the Next Generation Team for the K–12 Science Framework at the state level.
Ms. Byrnes enjoys collaborating and learning with teachers. She holds a strong belief that students with a solid foundation in both mathematics and literacy will be important to paving the way forward in the twenty-first century.