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Teacher Valerie Krieger is returning to the same classroom she attended as a child at Coloma Elementary School.

COLOMA — A few weeks ago, Valerie Krieger’s career as an educator came full circle.

Having spent 23 years as a teacher at Benton Harbor Area Schools and another three at Niles Community School, Krieger joined Coloma Community Schools partway through the winter semester.

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Valerie Krieger looks over school drawings she made when she was a child in her new classroom at Coloma Elementary School.

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Valerie Krieger looks over class pictures from when she was a child. Krieger is returning as a teacher to the same classroom she attended as a child at Coloma Elementary School.

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