Little bit about  Me.....                                                           
  Hello my name is Maricruz Valdez;
  I am very excited to be the counselor
  here at Las Palmas Elementary. Work
  that began
as a job envolved into a career,
  and is now something I see as a vocation!        
I graduated from Angelo State University 
 with a Bachelor's Degree in Science
 in 2004, 
and a Master’s Degree in Guidance and
ounseling in 2010.  
This is my 10
th year working in the field of education.
I've been blessed with the opportunity to teach in high school
for 3 years, middle school for 2 years, and elementary for
3 years.
Moreover; I have 2 beautiful kids and I enjoy reading
and traveling! My favorite quote is… 
“I've failed over and over and over again in my life and
that is why I succeed. ~ Michael Jordan