Welcome to my page!

My name is Mr. Valentine.

I like turtles.

I grew up in Hampton, Virginia and graduated from Christopher Newport University with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology and a minor in Spanish. I then traveled to Paraguay, South America as a Peace Corps volunteer and lived there for over two years. Later, I moved to New Orleans, Louisiana where I taught high school biology for four years. Now I'm back home in Virginia and, boy, have I missed it.

I'm super excited to be your new Life Science teacher! You are going to learn a TON of new things. Like how we all "started from a cell, now we here." To the reason why hair is growing out of your grandpa's ears and that weird mole on your aunt's chin. Life is a trip, ain't it? And we're going to learn all about it and definitely enjoy the ride.

If you've read this far, you most definitely win at life and are college-bound. Look at you already ready to succeed at life. I'm so proud... [sheds a tear]

Below is a HUGE picture of me. I hope you enjoy!


Jamin Valentine