Valorie Engholm has lived in the Northeast for the past 8 years. She lives in Indian Mound with her husband and two children, a 16 year old son and 8 year old daughter. She and her husband fell in love with the Northeast immediately after moving here, establishing close friendships and patronizing local businesses.
Valorie has been working in education for 16 years. As a Montessori teacher, she learned and taught principles of peace, equality, and social justice. She also worked as an Adult Education instructor for Kansas City Kansas Community College, helping students to prepare for the GED exam. She taught in the classroom at YouthBuild, helping young people who were not able to finish their high school education work towards earning a GED, establish real work skills, and reach their goals. She is currently an instructional designer for Park University.
She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in History at the University of Missouri- Kansas City, and followed by an Adult Education teaching credential from the Kansas Board of Regents. Later, she decided to further her education at UMKC and to pursue a Master’s in Education- Curriculum and Instruction, with a focus on Social Studies education.
She chose the Green Party because of its commitment to social justice, restoring the environment, respecting diversity, and working to improve the economy on a community level.
As a Missouri State Representative, Valorie will focus on education, economic equality, health care, ecology, and criminal justice. Supporting the residents of our district on these issues and how they effect the entire community is her primary goal.
For more information about Valorie visit her website: http://voteforvalmissouri.ruck.us/