Mrs. Valdez was born and raised in Irving, Tx. In 2010 she graduated from the University of Texas-Pan American with a degree in Interdisciplinary studies and a minor in Elementary Education. This is her 6th year at P.F.C. Mario Ybarra Elementary, and her third year teaching just math. Teaching is one of her favorite things to do besides being at home with her husband and two dogs. She also enjoy sports (Spurs and Cowboys forever!), and running when she's not feeling lazy. This past January she became Mrs. Zavala, but she still likes to be called Mrs. Valdez.