Brooke Lurk ’09 Helms has been teaching in the Valle Catholic Early Childhood Center for two years. She graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies, with an emphasis in Child Life.  She worked as a Certified Child Life Specialist at St. Louis Children’s Hospital for six years before coming to Valle. Throughout her high school and college years, she worked at several early childhood programs, including Valle, as an afternoon aide.

Fun facts:
I have 2 children, Emmett who is 3 and Jane who is 1. I love to be with my kids. My other favorite hobbies include running, water skiing, and spending time on my parents’ boat.

What do you love most about teaching at Valle Catholic?
“I love that Valle feels like one big family. The faculty and students all pull together to help each other and make sure everyone feels welcome.”

Why is Catholic education important?
“Catholic Education is important because it instills in our kids that God is in everything we do. We get to teach the kids about God through every aspect of our day and show them all the ways He is working in their lives.”