Degrees and Certifications:
B.S. Lipscomb University M.Ed. Peabody College of Vanderbilt University
Mrs. Valerie Reidling
2022-2023 marks my 30th 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 31 years this December. He retired from the Dallas County Adult Probation Dept. six years ago. Our 27-year-old son, Coleman, married Louise in 2019, and they just had their first child, Henry Perry Reidling, on July 13, 2022! He preaches in a church near their home in Clifton, TX and earned his M. Div. from Truett Seminary at Baylor University in May 2020.
Our 22-year-old daughter Audrey graduated with a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from West Texas A&M in May. Her summer has been spent performing in "Texas--an Outdoor Musical" in Palo Duro Canyon. We shall see where future auditions take her this fall!
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 Dallas Mavericks' and the Dallas Cowboys' games, as well as to keep up with my favorite college basketball and football teams' games and to go out to eat with family, church friends, and my English Dept. colleagues. Now that I am Vivi to our new grandson Henry, I am sure some of my weekends and time away from school will be spent hugging on this precious little soul.
1st Period: AP Literature IV
2nd Period: Planning Period
3rd Period: AP Literature IV
4th Period: AP Literature IV
5th Period: English III
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.