Degrees and Certifications:
Certifications Held: Mathematics 1-8 Business Education 6 – 12 English as a Second Language Supplemental 1 - 12
Ms. Val Orsburn
I am excited to welcome everyone to middle school. I look forward to a year full of fun and challenging opportunities to grow at JSTEM.
I am a graduate of East Central High School and spent many years in business before coming to education. I graduated from UTSA in 2000 with a Bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with a specialization in Mathematics. I returned to UTSA to received my Masters degree in Curriculum and Instruction in 2007.
I began my teaching career in the Northeast Independent School District, teaching elementary for 6 years. I went to East Central ISD and taught high school for 1 year and middle school for 17 years. Four years ago, I moved to JSTEM to begin teaching 6th grade mathematics. I am beginning my fifth year here. I have taught developmental mathematics at Northeast Lakeview College for 11 years and use that experience to direct students on a mathematical path that will get them through all their math classes.