Meet the Teacher

Phone: (726)999-0262


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Arts-English English Language Arts and Reading 8-12 Master of Education-School Counseling(In Progress)

Mrs. Katherine Valadez-Smith


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Welcome back Rockets. I am so glad to have you in my English/Reading class this year. 

Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year.  I have been working in education for 13 years.  I spent three years as an instructional aide while I was completing the work for my Bachelor's degree.  I graduated from Texas A& M University-Kingsville with a Bachelor of Arts in English and a minor in Spanish. I have spent the last ten years in the classroom working with hundreds of students.   This is my fourth year at Judson High School and I am proud to be a Judson Rocket!!!!!  

On a personal note, I have been married to my wonderful husband for 4 years and we have one amazing child.  My son is currently serving the United States Marine Corps. He is currently stationed in Southern California. I am so proud of him.  He will be finishing up his service within the next few months and returning home to attend college.

I am currently working on my Master of Education in School Counseling. I should finish my coursework by next summer and I will be doing my internship in Fall 2021.

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