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 5th year teaching 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 to spark an insatiable curiosity for knowledge within each of my students. I recognize that each child is unique in his or her own way and has 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, and our two dogs Lily and Bella. We are excited to welcome our first baby in November of this year. Some of my favorite things to do are travel, binge watch Netflix and shop.