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Mrs. Valerie Sills
Hi! My name is Valerie Sills (Mrs. Sills) , and I am excited to be part of the Howard Norman Elementary family for a third year! More importantly, I am THRILLED to be your child’s teacher! It’s going to be a fun year full
of learning and new adventures and I can’t wait!
I graduated from the University of Texas in Austin with a degree in Business Management. Hook’em Horns!! After many years in accounting, I decided to teach. This year will be my third year in second grade, I taught middle school Language Arts before moving to Howard Norman. I am certified EC (Early Childhood) through sixth grade. I am also ESL certified and trained to teach Gifted and Talented students. I have coached UIL and was a facilitator with the S.T.E.A.M. Club at HNES.
As of last year, I live in Pflugerville, but I lived in Hutto for 32 years and both my kids went to Hutto schools from kindergarten through graduation. I am married with two grown children, Alison is a teacher and Jonathan recently graduated with a degree in Environmental Science and is working at a park in Utah. I grew up in a military family (my dad was in the Air Force) and have lived several places around the world. Therefore, I love to travel and see new places. My favorite place I lived was Thailand, where I got to take care of a baby elephant. This explains my love of elephants! I like to swim, read, watch Longhorn football, walk my dogs and of course, travel.