I am Valerie Gonzalez, the PreK-5th grade Special Education Teacher here at Chuckey Elementary School.  I graduated from ETSU with a B.S. in Special Education, and went back to school at Union College to get my Masters Degree in Educational Leadership.  I began teaching here at Chuckey in 2001.  
I'm passionate about helping students learn, and helping them realize they are learning all the time.  My husband, Joe, and I have 2 children.  We attend United Baptist Church.  In our spare time, we enjoy being with family, watching sports, especially soccer,  and going to the beach.