Hi, I'm Valentina. I am a proud life long-learner. A self-proclaimed geek. Education is my passion and purpose. Since graduating from the University of Houston in 1997 with a Bachelor's Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies, I have taught multiple grade levels in elementary school. Most of my experience has been in second, third, and fourth grade classrooms. After leaving the four walls of a classroom, I served my campus as an ESL Specialty Support Teacher where I traveled the building and co-taught in first through fifth grade rooms. Then I left to serve the district as an ESL Facilitator traveling around the district and supporting ESL teachers and their campuses. Late in my career, I decided to go back to school and I earned my Master's in Educational Administration from Lamar University. I currently work as a Professional Development Specialist for English Language Learners in one of the best districts in Texas! It's true...our district rocks!
I am married to an amazing husband. After nearly 20 years, we still feel like we are newly in love. We are blessed with two of the best kids. And together, we enjoy traveling, eating out, and camping (or as I like to call it-"glamping").