Degrees and Certifications:
I am a 1993 graduate of Fayette High School. I attended William Jewell College in Liberty, MO and received my Bachelor's of Arts degree in Communications in 1997. After working in various positions utilizing my Communications degree, I decided that I wanted to teach. I started with the Fayette School District as a parent educator with Parents as Teachers. In 2007, I joined the Special Services department at Fayette High School as a paraprofessional. After completing additional classes at Central Methodist University and several state exams, I am now a certified teacher in the areas of English, Speech and Theater, and Special Education. I am currently completing coursework in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis through Central Methodist University. My goal is to be a Certified Behavior Analyst within the next year.
I am married to Eddie Valencia and we have 4 beautiful and talented children. Davis is a sophomore at Mizzou and is majoring in Health Sciences. Anna and Ava are sophomores at FHS and enjoy participating in competition, football, and basketball cheer. Cash is in the 5th grade and he loves anything that involves sports and competition.