Welcome!

My name is Mrs. Valenzuela but I preferred to be called Ms. V.  I am excited to be your Integrated Math I teacher.  Here are just a few facts about me.

Hometown

I grew up in the small town of Townsend, Montana.  It’s located 30 miles south of the state capital, Helena.  Townsend is a small town because I only graduated with 35 other students. 

Education

 In 2000 I graduated from Montana State University-Bozeman, Bachelor of Arts in Modern Languages and Literatures – French Teaching Option, with a minor in Health Education.

Family

My husband’s name is Richie Valenzuela and he is a golf pro.  We have been married for 15 years.  We have a 14 year old daughter who will be a freshman this year at La Quinta High School. 

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Teaching History

I taught English in Nancy, France 2000-2001.  For 9 years (2002-2011) I taught French I – AP in Yuma, Arizona.  In Blythe, Ca is where I began to teach mathematics.  I taught, Algebra I & II, Geometry, Consumer Math, Integrated Math I & II, and French I.  I did teach one year in Houston, Texas.  I taught Algebra II and Advanced Quantitative Reasoning.  December of 2019 is when I began to teach for RMHS.  Go Rattlers! 

Teaching Certifications

California

Clear Single Subject – Foreign Language, French
Supplemental Single Subject – Mathematics
Certificate EII Authorization – ELA I

Texas

Mathematics, grades 7-12

Arizona

Standard Secondary Education – French K-12
Structured English Immersion Pre-K – 12

Hobbies

Sports are my main hobby.  I have participated in many sports throughout my life.  One notable sport for me is volleyball.  I played libero for Miles Community College in Miles City, Montana.  I have also played basketball, golf, swimming, wrestling, track, triathlons, biking, and hiking.  Currently I participate in CrossFit!  I love Olympic weightlifting.  I also love music.  Dave Matthews Band is my absolute favorite artist.  When we return to the classroom, don’t be surprised if you hear DMB being played on the speakers.

Google Classroom Codes

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