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Mrs. Wendy Valastro

Hello!  My name is Wendy Valastro, and I am fortunate to have been teaching at Summit Street School and Fleming School since 1989.  A teacher for 40 years, I have taught music as well as kindergarten through grade three.  I use a lot of movement in my teaching with the philosophy that movement helps us internalize and deepen our understanding of concepts.  In addition to public school teaching, I have been music director and cast member in shows for Lyric Theatre and Stowe Theatre Guild, and I am the founder and co-director of a summer musical theatre camp for children called Kidshow, now in its 35th year!  A graduate of the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music and the University of Michigan, my husband and I live in South Burlington and are the parents of two delightful daughters, two cats, a dog, and a fish.  Through working at Summit, I am grateful to have also become part of the wonderful Essex Junction family!