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                      I graduated from Ardmore High School in 1983. I went to East Central University from 1983-1987 and graduated with a B.A. in  Elementary Education and Physical Education. I received  my Masters in Education in 1990. My teaching career started in 1987, 4th Grade at Barstow, California. I  taught 7th and 8th Grades in 1989 at Pleasant Grove in Shawnee and from 1990 - 1995, Kindergarten, 5th, 7th, and Music (1-8) at Paden, Oklahoma. I started teaching Kindergarten at Marlow in 2003 - 2005 and Fourth Grade from 2005 to present. The Fourth Grade is Departmental and I currently teach Language Arts.  I LOVE my job! 

       I have been married for 32 wonderful years to George. We met in college while George played football and I played tennis, both of us played collegiate athletics for four years. George has been in administration for 31 years, I have taught a total of 21, and this starts our 17th year as a Marlow Outlaw! (I had the blessed opportunity to be a stay at home mom, for the exciting and priceless years!)

       We have been blessed with two wonderful boys that have brought so much fulfillment and excitement to our lives. Our oldest son is Trey (George III) and he graduated with his Associates Degree, from Carl Albert State College, in May of  2016. Trey has attended the University of Central Oklahoma for the past two years. He graduated in May 2018, with an Industrial Safety Degree. He enjoys sports, hunting, and fishing. He is currently employed at Wilco. On June 18, Trey married Jayden Newberry.  Jayden is working on being a Radiology Tech. She has been a joyful bubbly addition to our family. They have a six month old Blood Hound named Copper. Yes, we have a grand-pup! He has been so fun!

       Will is our youngest and graduated from Marlow in May 2018.  He is starting Southern Nazarene University in the fall. He is playing collegiate Golf and majoring in History, with the option of coaching several sports. He is involved in many activities such as FCA and intramurals. He enjoys sports, hunting, fishing, of course golf, and hanging out with his buddies.

        We have throughly enjoyed watching our boys as well as all “our “ other kids that have grown up in our home, in sports and many other activities. We have taken our vacations around ten Major League Baseball Stadiums. (Go a Boston!) After 23 years of having kids in and out of our home, George an I are having to get use to just each other again! It’s been a change (not keeping a couple of gallons milk, 2-3 packages of Oreo cookies, pizzas, snacks, etc) but we are always up for changes. 

       We have been busy this spring and summer but I still planted a garden and  I am going to try a fall garden! I enjoy being outside, gardening, making jelly, reading, watching our kids in activities, and spending time with our family and friends. :0)

        I am here to teach, challenge, encourage, and love my students! As a teacher, who is part of an excellent and caring Fourth Grade Team, we are not only preparing our kids for the next educational level but giving them life skills!  Thanks for your support and trusting us with your kids. 

Valerie Coffman's Class

Valerie Coffman's Class

From Mrs. Coffman

We are going to have a wonderful and great year!


This is a website where you can see if the book is on AR. This will show the points and levels for a book. Now, it maybe on the list for AR Books, but our library may not have it. Your child can ask me or Mrs. Sellers to see if they can test on it. Hope this helps with books you may have purchased.

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