Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Science in Child Learning and Development with EC-6 Teaching certification, ESL Supplement- University of Texas at Dallas
Mrs. Kelli Valdez
My name is Kelli Valdez and I'm excited to begin my 6th year teaching first grade at Stinson!
I love teaching and as a result of my experiences, I have developed personal goals and beliefs that guide my role as a teacher. My main goal is to create a safe,
welcoming classroom community where every child feels valued and successful. I want to foster a “can-do” attitude and spark an insatiable curiosity for knowledge within each of my students. I recognize that each child is unique in their own way and have been blessed with a wealth of individual talents. I strive to help each of my students build upon their talents to succeed both in and out of school. I hope to mold a classroom full of independent thinkers and well-rounded individuals.
I graduated from the Univeristy of Texas at Dallas with a Bachelor of Science in Child Learning and Development and am certified to teach Early Childhood - 6th grade and ESL.
When I'm not teaching I love spending time with my husband, who is an app developer for American Airlines, our nearly one year old daughter Olivia and our dog Bella. Some of my favorite things to do are travel, binge watch Netflix and shop.