Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Mayra Perez Valdez

Hello!  My name is Mayra Valdez. I have been teaching for 6 years. This is my fifth year at D.M. Sauceda Middle School. I am proud to be a Seminole! Throughout my teaching experience, I have taught 6th and 7th grade math. I graduated from the University of Texas Pan American (UTRGV) in December 2014. I have a Bachelor's degree in Interdisciplinary studies with specialization in middle school mathematics. I was inspired by a 1st grade teacher I had, named Mrs. Guzman. She was a great teacher that demonstrated enjoyment in teaching and that’s when I knew I wanted to mold young minds by becoming a teacher like her I have lived in Donna since I was in 4th grade and I graduated from Donna High School. I have been happily married for 10 years, and I have 4 beautiful kids. In my spare time, I love shopping, going fishing, house decorating, and watching movies! Also, I love having my cup of coffee in the mornings and I love colorful pens! ( who doesn't? lol) 

I understand that although this year is so different from previous years, it will be a school year full of learning experiences. We will have fun as we learn to adapt to instruction via a technology platform! I am so excited to have you in my class this year!