Degrees and Certifications:
B.S. Lipscomb University M.Ed. Peabody College of Vanderbilt University
Mrs. Valerie Reidling
2020-2021 marks my 28th 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 28 years. He retired from the Dallas County Adult Probation Dept. four years ago. Our 25-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 begin their lives together in Waco. Our 20-year-old daughter Audrey begins her junior year at West Texas A&M soon continuing her Vocal Performance 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: Dual-Credit English 1301
2nd Period: Dual-Credit English 1301
3rd Period: Honors English III
4th Period: Honors English III
5th Period: Honors English III
6th Period: Honors 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 virtual meeting might be better for their schedule or to ask questions during a lunch period as well.