Meet Valerie Neer

Valerie Neer

Valerie Neer
Office Hours: By Appointment

I teach math at a small high school in Santa Cruz, where I provide support to a variety of students, especially the LGBTQ+ community and the neurodiverse community. One of the things I love best about the small school setting is getting to watch my students develop over multiple years.  As a continuation of that, I love mentoring CalTeach students as they learn and progress as teachers.  Students working with me have created special projects related to the mental health of students and teachers, and developed outreach programs to excite students about math and science.  I enjoy birdwatching, hiking, reading and needlework.