Phone: (469) 752-3131
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelors's Degree in Social Work Teaching Certificate -Certified to teach PK-8th Grade
Mrs. Valerie Felty
Hello! My name is Valerie Felty, and I am a Kindergarten Teacher at Shepard Elementary! This year marks my 9th year in public education and my 6th year at Shepard! In the past, I have enjoyed teaching kindergarten, 4th, and 5th grade, in addition to working with children of all ages in a variety of other settings. I am so excited about meeting our new kindergartners this year!
I grew up in Grapevine, Texas, and graduated high school from Grapevine High School in 1992. I attended college at Abilene Christian University (Go Wildcats!) where I obtained a Bachelors's Degree in Social Work. A few years later, I obtained my teaching certificate and am certified to teach PK-8th Grade.
My husband Mark and I live here in Plano with our two sons, Tristan (12) and Lucas (11), who are Wilson Rams this year! We also have two cats and two dogs! Great things come in twos I guess! We love living in the Plano community and enjoying all Plano has to offer! In my spare time, I enjoy gardening, going fishing, experimenting with new recipes, trying new restaurants, and hanging out with my family!
I look forward to another year of forming new relationships with the awesome students of Shepard Elementary! We're Better Together!
"No significant Learning Occurs Without a Significant Relationship"
- James Comer
Mrs. Felty's Class Schedule
7:00 am - 7:30 am Early Morning Drop-Off. During this time, students will be either in the gym or in the cafeteria for breakfast until the 7:30 am bell rings
7:30 am - 7:40 am Greet Students/Children arrive in their classrooms to unpack and do morning activities
7:40 am - 7:45 Announcements
7:45 am - 8:00 am Morning Meeting
8:00 am -10:30 am During this portion of the day, the students are in their classrooms doing a variety of activities. These activities include Calendar, Community Circle, Social-Emotional Learning, Whole Group Language Arts, Guided Reading, Writer's Workshop, and Snack. Each classroom has a time that they attend Big Centers during this block.
10:30 am Recess
11:00 am Lunch
11:30 am - 12:20 pm Specials
This is the specials rotation your child will follow based on which group they are in
12:20 pm - 12:45 pm I/E
12:45 pm - 2:30 pm During this portion of the day, the students are in their classrooms doing a variety of activities. These activities include Whole Group Math, Math Stations, Inquiry & Innovation.
2:30 pm Packing up and Dismissal Routine
2:45 pm End of the School Day and Dismissal.
Throughout the day, each class also does whole group bathroom trips and children are allowed to request a bathroom break at any time.
Wednesdays 8:15 am-9:00 am
Fridays 1:55 pm - 2:25 pm (Class starts in February 2023)
Tuesdays 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
You may contact me on my classroom phone or email at any time and I will get back to you at my earliest convenience.
My conference time is 11:30 am - 12:20 pm
Please see our Kindergarten Department page for more Kindergarten information.
Special Announcements for Mrs. Felty's Class
- For breakfast, kids who come in at 7:35 or later are sent to class with their trays to finish in the classroom. Anyone who comes in before that eats in the cafeteria and leaves at 7:40 to go to class. Those kids are not allowed to leave with breakfast items. Breakfast opens at 7:00. If your student plans on eating breakfast at school, please allow them enough time to get their breakfast and eat it in order to be in class on time at 7:40 ready to learn.
October 1 - 6: Fall Book Fair Click for More
October 3: Kinder Hearing & Vision Screening
October 4: Kinder & 2nd Grade Holifield Science Learning Center Click for More
October 4: Shepard Spirit Night @ McAlister’s Deli Click for More
October 5 - 6: Kinder Hearing & Vision Screening
October 6: Art Night Click for More
October 10 - 11: Student/Teacher Holiday
October 11: Student Holiday/ Patent-Teacher Conferences
October 14: Pride Rally Click for Schedule
October 14: Red Ribbon Assembly Click for More
October 24 - 28: Red Ribbon Week Click for More
October 28: Pumpkin Decorating
November 4: Shepard Fall Party and Color Run Click for More
November 10: 3rd Grade Musical Click for More
November 21 - 25: Thanksgiving Break
November 30 - December 2: 5th Grade Camp Click for More
December 1 - December 2: 1st & 3rd Grade Hearing & Vision Screening
December 8: Shepard Bedtime Story Night Click for More
December 12: Shepard 4th & 5th Grade Winter Choir Concert Click for More
December 15: Winter Parties Click for More
December 16: Pride Rally Click for Schedule
December 16: Shepard Holiday Sing Along Click for More
December 17 - January 3: Winter Break - We will see everyone back on January 4th!
- Hot Funyuns
- Kettle Corn
Favorite School Drinks
- Diet Coke Sweet Tea
Best Gift Card for $5
Best Gift Card for More Than $5
- Hobby Lobby
Bonus School Supplies
- New Recipes
- Reading Cookbooks
- No Food Scents please
Birthday (Month and Day)
- June 14