Phone: 737-327-5450


Degrees and Certifications:

Master of Education Guidance and Counseling

Mrs. Valerie Kozak


Hello CCE families! This will be my 5th year as the school counselor at Cottonwood Creek Elementary! However, I am going on my 11th year as a Hutto hippo, and 15th year as an educator! I have taught at two other HISD campuses, but CCE was my first home campus, and where my heart is! From the staff, students, to families...I've always felt the "family like" environment! My teaching experience includes grades pre-k through 2nd, 4th grade, and special education, with the majority of my teaching years as a kindergarten teacher. I received my Masters of Education in Guidance Counseling in May of 2018. As your school counselor, my focus and goals are student driven. I hope that with our comprehensive school counseling program, that I am able to provide our students with the "tools" to navigate their emotions, apply interpersonal skills, gain strategies for academic achievement, and a foundation for college and career readiness! 

On my free time, I just love spending time with my husband and two beautiful girls, one nine and the other 4 years old. Our favorite things to do together is go hiking, camping, and just being at home in our backyard!