Hello my name is Vanessa Valencia and I am thrilled to serve as an assistant Principal for Vista Peak Exploratory for a second year! I have been blessed to work in education for the past 10 years, teaching both elementary and middle school, coaching teachers, and teaching reading intervention. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Behavioral Science with a minor in Elementary Education. I also have a Master’s Degree in Reading with a K-12 reading specialist endorsement. My primary role as an assistant principal is to accelerate student achievement every day. During the 2016/2017 school year I will also oversee the 3rd-8th grade literacy and social studies departments, Project Based Learning, and AGATE. I look forward to collaboratively working to realize our district vision of every student shaping a successful future and our school vision of ensuring every student who enters the Vista PEAK Campus graduates with a high school diploma, college credits and/or degrees, industry credentials and certifications in order to be successful in postsecondary and workforce experiences. I am confident that through hard work, collaboration, collegiality, and fervor we will achieve our goals!