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.
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.
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.
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!
Clear Single Subject – Foreign Language, French
Supplemental Single Subject – Mathematics
Certificate EII Authorization – ELA I
Mathematics, grades 7-12
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.