Mrs. Valerie Grogan

Para Educator

  • 310-972-6393

My name is Valerie (aka: Miss Val) and I've been a para-educator for a little over 11 years. I was a stay-at-home mom until my "baby" went into middle school and at that time, started working part time at Launch Preschool. While my part time job was just to "fill time" during the day, I found the love of working with children with special needs! I quickly jumped at the chance to expand my hours to work at Fern.... and work alongside students that need 'a bit of extra help', so to speak.


When I'm not at my day job, I work my business with a safer skincare company called Beautycounter. This keeps me pretty busy BUT not too busy to enjoy hanging out with my hubby of 24 years and our grown children. I love working out and running ......and basically anything with movement outdoors! I love to cook healthy recipes (paleo) and have a blog sharing all of my creations. My joys in life are, being best friends with my husband and my 3 adult children (2 girls and a boy)! I'm so fortunate! I'm also called 'Nana' by my amazing granddaughter who reminds me daily - to live in the moment and live life to the fullest!

Office Location

Room 19

Mail Location

Fern Elementary School, 1314 Fern Avenue, Torrance, CA 90503