Valerie Bates » Welcome to Pre-K!

Welcome to Pre-K!

  Hi! My name is Mrs. Bates and I will be your Pre-K teacher.  I hope you have had a wonderful summer with your family and friends.  I am really looking forward to having you in my class this year. I have so many exciting things planned for us and I can’t wait to get to know each one of you! 


I graduated from the University of Texas at Dallas in 2011 with my Bachelors degree in Interdisciplinary Studies and I have my Early Childhood, 4-8 Generalist, ESL, and SPED certifications. This will be my 7th year teaching and my 3rd year teaching PK. I have also taught Kindergarten, 1st and 4th grade. 


My husband and I live in Justin and have been married for 15 years. We have three beautiful daughters (Olivia, Samantha and Maya). I also have 2 dogs (Chloe and Elsie) and one cat named Jedi. 


I absolutely love photography, going to the movies, and spending time with my family.