Valerie Velasquez


Louis Armstrong Park, NOLA

    Hello and Good Day! It is a pleasure to have your child in my classroom this year, where your child will be learning a variety of new skills to add to their educational careers.  My goal is providing your child with a quality 3rd grade education, filled with a sense of achievement, a desire to continue learning, and confidence to become independent “thinkers” as well as future “leaders” (as opposed to “followers.”)

    A quick introduction of myself: I am a graduate of El Paso’s own UTEP and, over the past 15 years, have taught Kindergarten, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th grades. I am a proud Gulf War Veteran and “Army brat,” who grew up most of my life in El Paso, as my parents chose to live here after my father retired from the military. 

    I look forward to having the opportunity of getting to know both you and your child over the course of the school year as I understand the value of parents in a child’s life. Working together, we can be a substantial force in ensuring your child’s success in school. So, I encourage all parents to come and introduce your selves.

    My conference time is from 9:30 to 10:15 if you wish to talk to me about any concerns you may have. Should you call after this time, know that your phone call will be returned after school. I will also be available after school as well at 3:30. I find after school to be the best time, because it allows us to talk without the constraints of time limits or interruption. If you should wish to do so, please keep in mind that you will have to sign at the front office first. You may also contact me at

I look forward to speaking with you about your child and his/her progress,

Ms. Velasquez