Degrees and Certifications:
B.S. Lipscomb University M.Ed. Peabody College of Vanderbilt University
Mrs. Valerie Reidling
2019-2020 marks my 27th year in teaching English.
I grew up in Illinois, earned my undergraduate and Masters' degrees in Tennessee, and moved to Dallas, Texas as fast as I could to begin my teaching career in 1991.
My husband David and I have been married 27 years. Our 24-year-old son, Coleman, married dear Louise this month and completes his M. Div. at Truett Seminary at Baylor University next May. Our 19-year-old daughter Audrey begins her sophomore year at West Texas A&M this month continuing her Vocal Performance studies. Raising our children together in Plano all these years has been one of my greatest joys, and they each have helped me greatly in balancing motherhood and teaching secondary English with football, drill team, Boy Scouts, and choir performances on a daily basis!
Other than grading essays and preparing for classes, I do find time to enjoy aerobics, to watch the Mavs, Cowboys, as well as my favorite college basketball and football teams' games, and to go out to eat with family, church friends, and my English Dept. colleagues.