Ms. Valdez was born in Laredo, Texas. After high school, she moved to College Station, Texas to attend Texas A&M University. She majored in Communication and minored in Women & Gender Studies. She also received a Leadership and Conflict Management Certification through her major. During her last year at university, she joined an ACP and became certified to teach English Language Arts 7-12. With her passion of communication and her love for education, Ms. Valdez strives to make her classroom a space for safe discussions and differentiated learning activities that keep all students engaged and having fun!