Valencia, born and raised in Richmond, is thrilled to be teaching 4th/5th grade this year! She was an instructional aide at Richmond College Prep for three years, and is now beginning her fifth year on her career as a teacher. She received her Bachelors Liberal Arts with an emphasis in Education from Cal State East Bay in Hayward.
She is committed to empowering her students to become leaders and feels that her experience in multiple grade levels as an aide has prepared her to teach students from her community, and give them the confidence they need to learn and make a difference in their community. She is ready to plant the seed in her students mind that college is not only possible, it is expected.
Valencia enjoys spending time with her family, especially being around her nieces. She enjoys going on adventures and traveling with her husband. She is excited and looking forward to a successful school year!