Phone: 972-293-4505 ext 8332


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelors in Journalism from the University of Texas at Austin Masters in the Art of Teaching from Relay Graduate School of Education Educator Certificate issued in Texas ESL Certified

Mrs. Valerie Cipriano


6th/7th Grade ELAR Bessie Coleman Middle School 

Years at Cedar Hill ISD:  2

Years in Education: 4

The best way(s) to contact me:  Email me at, or call the campus at 972-293-4505 x 8332.  

Best time to contact me:  In the mornings before 8 am or in the afternoon at 10:02-10:47 am. Through email, you can contact me at any time.

Parents must know:  In order for scholars to get everything they need from ELAR, they will need to log in every day and complete their assignments. If the scholars have any questions they can join our synchronous classes or my virtual office hours.

About Me:

Hello Coleman Longhorns! 

This is the beginning of my second year as a 7th-grade ELAR (English Language Arts and Reading) teacher. Since I was not able to finish off my first year of teaching in the classroom due to extenuating circumstances, I am very excited to be back in the classroom this year. I cannot wait to get to know all of my scholars and teach them all the wonderful things about ELAR.

In my personal life, I just graduated from Relay Graduate School of Education with my Masters in the Art of Teaching. I spent two years in graduate school immersed in educational strategies based on current educational research. However, I was not always education-driven before entering the field of education I actually graduated with a Bachelors in Journalism from the University of Texas at Austin. Tackling Journalism before becoming an educator gave me a unique perspective on the world and even language and how we use it. Being a journalist and a teacher has given me a plethora of communication skills and techniques that I plan to use in the classroom.

My personal and professional philosophy is "It's not where you come from but where you are going." I believe that every person despite their journey, can and should achieve all of their dreams. Our pasts do not define us and with the future being unwritten, we can make it whatever we want. Although things won't always be easy, if you have a desire or a passion worth fighting for, it will make it all worth it. For me, that passion and desire that I continue to reach for is equity in the classroom so that I can create a place where we all have a chance to succeed.