Mrs. Karen Vallente



Degrees and Certifications:

MEd Educational Technology Leadership, Lamar University BS in Recreational Management & Youth Leadership, BYU Principal Certification Certified Math 4-8 Certified Generalist 4-8 Certified Generalist EC-6

Mrs. Karen Vallente


I LOVE what I do and where I am at! Teaching Algebra at the Design and Technology Academy is a dream. Entering my 8th year of teaching and am proud to continue to serve our entire Ed White community. My goal is to help students feel successful in math and I will do anything to make that happen!

I graduated from BYU-Provo with a BS in Recreational Management & Youth Leadership. I earned my Master's degree in Educational Technology Leadership through Lamar University.  

I want you to know that I will do everything I can to help your child succeed. Together, we can grow them as mathematicians and incredible human beings ready to take on and improve the world in which we live. Know that I will push your child outside their comfort zone because that is how we grow. We work hard, have fun, and practice growth and math mindset. Everyone can be a "math person." We embrace mistakes in my classroom because mistakes are opportunities to learn. We value both individuality and collaboration. I encourage outside the box thinking and expect students to help each other in this mathematical adventure.

I'm honored that my colleagues elected me their campus Teacher of the Year for 2021 and thrilled that I was recognized as the 2021 NEISD Secondary Teacher of the Year. I am constantly looking for ways to improve my instruction by attending conferences, reading, and making tweaks as I grow. I've also had several opportunities to lead professional development sessions on my campus and at the district level to share my passion and ideas with others. 

Your child is in good hands. Their greatest success will come from us joining forces and working together for their best interest. If you ever have any concerns, don't hesitate to contact me. Let's change lives!

Class Schedule

  • A/B Calendar Schedule for 1st Semester

    A Schedule

    1st Period  (8:30-9:35) Algebra 1
    2nd Period (9:40-10:45) Algebra 1
    3rd Period (10:50-11:55) Algebra 1
    4th Period (12:00-1:05) Algebra 1
    Lunch (1:10-1:50)

    B Schedule

    5th Period  (8:30-9:35) Algebra 1
    6th Period (9:40-10:45) Algebra 1
    7th Period (10:50-11:55) Algebra 1
    8th Period (12:00-1:05) Algebra 1
    Lunch (1:10-1:50)

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