Cluster 7: NJ Preschool Directors
Annette Valerio was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. Daughter of a good Christian family she attended Catholic School all the way through H.S. After graduating with her Masters Degree in Education from NYU, Annette knew that she wanted to give back for the wonderful education the catholic schools gave her and chose to begin her teaching career in the Catholic School system. Annette got married and moved to Long Island. She, and her husband of now 41 years had, and raised three children, also products of Catholic Schools. Eventually after 20 years of teaching, Annette chose to go into school administration. She first entered the Lutheran Schools system when she got her first administration job as Preschool Director of Our Saviour Lutheran in Jamaica, NY. in 1993. That is when she truly felt that she found her calling and has stayed with the Lutheran Schools system since then. Annette enjoys playing and teaching piano, reading and several other hobbies. Most of all, now that she is semi retired, she enjoys spending time with her 3 grandchildren.