Hi, I'm Valentina. I am a proud life long-learner. A self-proclaimed book nerd. 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. 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. I decided to go back to school and I earned my Master's in Educational Administration from Lamar University. Today, I have the pleasure to serve as a Professional Development Specialist for English Language Learners! And I love what I do. I work with students, teachers, campuses, and more! I enjoy traveling to campuses, districts, and states sharing and collaborating with educators like you!
I am married to an amazing husband. After over 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 occasionally camping (or as I like to call it-"glamping"). When I'm not working, I'm either reading, writing, or enjoying time with them.