Degrees and Certifications:
Degrees: Northeastern Illinois University Special Education Certifications: Professional Educator License- Learning Behavior Specialist I
Ms. Victoria Valentine
Welcome to my page! My name is Victoria Valentine and I am a special education teacher in the LIFE program at West Leyden. I am excited to be teaching Applied English, Life Arts, Applied Living, and Independent Living Skills this upcoming school year. I started teaching at Leyden in 2019. Before coming to Leyden, I went to Northeastern Illinois University and completed my student teaching in Wilmette, IL. I have worked with individuals with disabilities of all ages in the areas of education and recreation mostly in the northern suburbs. The work I do pushes me to learn every day and I couldn't be more excited to continue this journey at West.
Outside of school, I enjoy tending to my butterfly garden by protecting the caterpillars that live there, exercising at the gym, reading, exploring new (and old) music, spending time with family, and trying all kinds of ice cream.