About Me

My name is Mrs. Valens. I have a bachelors degree in Elementary Education from Florida International University. Additional, I am endorsed as an ESOL and Gifted teacher. This will be my eleventh year teaching. I developed a love for teaching at a young age and began tutoring young children at fourteen. Teaching is something that runs in my family. My father was a college math professor for many years and my sister used to be an elementary school teacher like me. My family plays a big role in my life.  I have a wonderful husband and a spunky daughter which inspire and motivate me every day.

Each day, I strive to help my students reach their goals and be the best they can be. I enjoy using different methods of teaching to engage all my students. Technology, music and hands-on learning are often incorporated in many of my lessons.

I am looking forward to an exciting school year.

My Favorite Things:

Colors: Green and Blue
Season: Summer
Animal: Dogs
Sport: Basketball
Drinks: Boba Tea and Cream Soda
Food: Italian
Dessert: Key Lime Pies and Donuts
Stores: Target, Old Navy, New York and Company
Online Stores: Amazon, Teachers Pay Teachers