Phone: (334) 664-4061


Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. Elementary Education

Mrs. Bria Valdez

Hello Families! My name is Bria Valdez, and I am thrilled to be your child's kindergarten teacher for this 2023-2024 school year. 

A little about me...

When I was in second grade, I had an amazing teacher who not only cared about me as her student but also as a person. At an early age, she instilled in me the belief that every child deserves the right to an equitable education with teachers who genuinely care about their students. To this day, I credit her for instilling in me those same values, and it is because of her I went into education. I want my students to know that they are valued for who they are and what they contribute to the world.

In May 2021, I graduated from Grand Canyon University with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. This will be my third year as part of the East Smiths Station family, as well as my third year of teaching kindergarten. I am a native of Opelika, Alabama, and am married to my husband, Christopher, and together we have 3 children.

I love to travel and explore new cities; one of my favorite cities is Albuquerque, New Mexico. I love the history and the culture. I also love to drink lots of coffee and beauty teas, read exciting books, take naps, and spend as much time with my family as possible. I am not really into sports, but I do love watching my oldest son run cross country. 

Over the course of the year, we are going to have so much fun learning, exploring, and discovering. I can't wait to meet you all.