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Valentina is an educational consultant and content creator working with educators across the nation to support multilingual learners and their families. Her personal experiences as an immigrant from the former Yugoslavia fuel her passion for the work she does.
She works with schools and districts to provide professional learning experiences that are tailored to meet the needs of the educators. Valentina specializes in creating presentations that are practical, engaging, and interactive. Her late grandmother instilled in her a desire for learning and she has never stopped. Valentina was the first in her family in America to graduate from high school. She then pathed the path for higher education and attended the University of Houston where she earned her Bachelor of Science. She didn't stop there. Her master degree of Education in Educational Administration and is pursuing her EDD from the University of St. Thomas.
Valentina started her journey as an educator in 1997 as a third grade language arts teacher in Katy, Texas. She has served as an educator in many capacities since then including teaching second, third, and fourth grades. She is a longtime educator of multilingual students from around the globe and has worked as an ESL Instructional Support Specialty Teacher on her campus serving and co-teaching in first-fifth grade classrooms. As a district leader, she served as an ESL facilitator for campuses and as a professional development specialist.
Currently, Valentina shares her time a delivering professional development, writing, and studying. She is the co-author of, Reading & Writing with English Learners: A Framework for K-5 and the children's picture book Krofne with Baba. In addition to being a contributing author to several books, Valentina has a number of upcoming books. See more about her experiences in the field here.