Shannon Valdez Named Secondary Reading Language Arts Instructional Coach

Shannon Valdez Named Secondary Reading Language Arts Instructional Coach
Posted on 06/07/2022
Castleberry ISD Welcomes Shannon Valdez Secondary RLA Instructional Coach

Castleberry ISD is excited to announce Shannon Valdez as the district’s new Reading Language Arts Instructional Coach. Shannon comes to Castleberry ISD from ILTexas Charter School where she served as a(n)  Dean of Instruction and Curriculum and Tarrant County Area Reading Language Arts Instructional Coach for the past five years. She began her career in education in 2007 in Castleberry ISD where she was a fifth grade math and science teacher at A.V. Cato. 

Shannon has served in education for 15 years. She spent nine years working as a reading language arts and social studies teacher for Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD before beginning her career with ILTexas Charter School. During her time with ILTexas, she served as a Campus Instructional Coach for grades K-8, all subjects. Then she served as a Tarrant County Area Reading Language Arts Instructional Coach for eight campuses grades kindergarten through English IV. During the 2021-2022 school year, Shannon took on the role of a campus Dean of Instruction and Curriculum at a K-8 campus. While serving in that role, she coordinated the Learning Acceleration Instruction at her campus, while also supervising instructional coaches and providing quality professional development, feedback and observations to teachers. She also worked with the acceleration learning teachers to ensure that math and reading interventions were being taught with fidelity and tracked student growth/progress. 

Shannon earned her undergraduate degree from Texas Woman’s University. She also earned her Master’s of Educational Leadership and Policy from University of Texas at Arlington. She is currently pursuing her PhD in Psychology with an emphasis in cognition and instruction from Grand Canyon University. 

Shannon is married to her husband, Javier, and they have three daughters, Rhiannon (20), Samantha (12), and Sophia (9). She enjoys reading, spending time with family, gardening, antique shopping, and running her small farm where she has goats, donkeys, chickens, turkeys and ducks. 

She strongly believes in building relationships that support a learning environment that focuses on what is best for students, best practices, and research. It is her passion to build partnerships that inspire to implement new teaching concepts and provide growth opportunities for students, teachers, and herself. Shannon looks forward to working with stakeholders in Castleberry ISD to ensure growth and success for all.