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Commissioner of Education Jeff Riley Featured at Valley Orientation

Valley Leadership Team Valley staff got a special welcome back to school this year from the top education official in the state: Commissioner of Education Jeff Riley. Riley was the featured speaker at Valley's staff orientation. The father of a child with special needs, Riley spoke movingly of the role that teachers have played in his daughter's life. "They are our most important resource," Riley told the crowd. "Teachers are our super people." Combining humor and inspiration, Riley also challenged Valley educators to dedicate themselves to 'go deeper' in their work with students. "Our job is to maximize their development," said Riley.

Pictured: Commissioner Riley with the Valley Collaborative leadership team.