• Hello Families! My name is Valerie Owens and I am thrilled to return to Mangini Ranch as a 4th grade teacher this year. I grew up in Folsom, and have loved seeing how much our "little town" has grown over the years. I am a proud mom to 3 fantastic kids (Aubrey (19), Shelby (16), & Andrew(12)), who are all/were FCUSD students. I have taught Kindergarten, First Grade, and Fourth Grade at FCUSD schools, and am confident you will love all that Mangini Ranch offers as much as I do. I LOVE my family, teaching, my students, the beach, Broadway musicals, & READING! I've been a Type 1 Diabetic for over 20 years, and am so thankful for advances in medical technology that have allowed me to live a healthy life. I enjoy spending my time teaching students, walking and biking on the Folsom trails, spending time with family and friends, and eating at fun local restaurants. Oh....and I LOVE cats :) 

    Style Magazine feature on Ms. Owens 

    Click HERE for Ms. Owens list of "Favorite Things"! 

    Guiding Beliefs:

    The foundation of our classroom is based on kindness and approaching learning with a growth mindset. Mistakes are encouraged, social skills are practiced, & children are loved and accepted for who they are! 

    We bring the best out of others when we…

    • Help them feel special
    • Focus mostly on what they do well
    • Show them that we genuinely like and appreciate them
    • Have high expectations and hold them accountable
    • Love them for who they are...not for who we want them to become!

    (Teaching with Love & Logic - Fay 2016)