Staff in the Spotlight
Staff in the Spotlight: Valarie Hartley

What is your role in Pasco County?

I am the second grade team leader/ facilitator at Chasco Elementary School.

What do you love about your job?

I love watching the students build their confidence and self-worth. They change their mindset from “I can’t” to “I will.”

Who or what inspires you?

My mother has always been my source of strength and perseverance. She has shown me it is not about how many times you fall but rather about how many times you get back up.

Tell us something unique that people may not know about you.

I have quite the eclectic range of hobbies from fishing, to theatre and everything in between.

The person who nominated Ms. Hartley shared, “She is one of the hardest working teachers I have ever met!”‬‬‬