Valerie Balbaugh

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My name is Valerie Balbaugh and I have been teaching since 2006! I am blessed and excited to be a part of the amazing Cannon family! I joined Cannon in 2017 and I am so excited to be part of this phenomenal team!

I earned my Bachelors Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from The University of Texas at San Antonio in May of 2006. I earned my Masters Degree in Curriculum & Instruction with a Triple Literacy Focus in May 2018 from The University of Texas at Arlington.
I currently hold the following teaching Certifications: EC-4 Generalist, ESL EC-4 Supplemental, Reading Specialist, and Master Reading Teacher.

I started my teaching career in San Antonio where I grew up, then continued in Stephenville, Weatherford, and finally found my teaching home in Grapevine. I have taught Pre-K, Kinder, 1st & 2nd previously.

I have 2 daughters Zoe and Grace. Zoe is a proud Cannon Cub and we love getting to be at school together! My husband Robby is a Sales Agent for AAA in Coppell. He also loves volunteering with the Cannon Dads! I also serve in Konnect at Life.Church in Keller! I am very proud of my family and our journey. I am so blessed to serve the amazing scholars in GCISD here at Cannon Elementary!

Welcome to my class! I call my students “Balbaugh’s Besties”, so you may see this on some things! I love my students, getting to know all about their families, and helping each one achieve their dreams. I am passionate about building positive relationships and engaging my students in positive and authentic learning opportunities! I cannot wait to share and learn with my new Besties!