Degrees and Certifications:
B.S. Lipscomb University M.Ed. Peabody College of Vanderbilt University
Mrs. Valerie Reidling
2021-2022 marks my 29th 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 30 years this December. He retired from the Dallas County Adult Probation Dept. five years ago. Our 26-year-old son, Coleman, graduated in May 2020, completing his M. Div. from Truett Seminary at Baylor University. He married Louise in 2019, and we are so thankful for them as they minister to a congregation and begin their lives together in Clifton, Texas. Our 21-year-old daughter Audrey begins her senior year at West Texas A&M this fall continuing her Vocal Performance/Music undergraduate studies.
Raising our children together in Plano all these years has been one of my greatest joys, and I have reached a nice balance for decades between motherhood, teaching secondary English, along with being involved in chauffering to practices for football, drill team, Boy Scouts, and choir performances on a continual 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.
1st Period: AP Literature IV
2nd Period: Planning Period
3rd Period: English III
4th Period: English III
5th Period: AP Literature IV
6th Period: English III
7th Period: English III
I will be available after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays (4:15-4:45).
Students can always e-mail me to let me know another time that a tutorial might be better for their schedule or to ask questions during a lunch period.