THE JOY OF TEACHING
Valerie V. Gordon
GWC - George Washington Carver and LMS - Lancaster Middle School
English as a Second Language Teacher
Bachelor of Science of Teacher Education: Harris Stowe State University
Master of Education: The University of Texas at Austin
ESL Certification 1 - 12
Elementary Certification 1-8
Principal's Certification: The University of Texas at Austin
Secondary Reading Certification 6-12
32 years of professional educator experience in various districts and universities including:
Dallas ISD, Southern Methodist University, University of North Texas, Texas AM University, Cedar Hill ISD and currently Lancaster ISD.
I have known from a very early age that I would be an educator. My joy and my passion has always been centered around teaching and learning.
My purpose for teaching is to help others reach their highest potentials; that includes students and adults. If I can be of service to anyone, I quickly
assist when help is needed, accepted and utilized. I am fascinated by the students that come to me from various cultures, speaking different languages
and work very hard on English proficiency. I am equally amazed by the students that I tutor and the teachers that I mentor: they are all of the reasons
that I come to work to serve. It is a blessing to be able to continue my career in Lancaster and be of service to the Lancaster community.
"Our deepest is fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure."