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         My name is Stephanie Valenti and I teach 3rd grade in room 317!  I absolutely love 3rd graders...they come in the fall still little guys and girls then leave all grown up in June.  You will be in awe of the growth your child will experience this year.  I can't believe how lucky I am to be a part of this journey with you!  

         I am a graduate of Salem College and I have taught Kindergarten and 3rd grade.  Both of my parents were teachers and from the age of 4 I knew that this is all I ever wanted to do.  I have been at Jefferson Elementary since 2009.  My children were
    Jefferson Panthers and I LOVE being a Panther too! 
     
         I am originally from Rockledge, Florida which is a small town near Cocoa Beach.  I loved growing up near the beach and the Kennedy Space Center...I was lucky enough to watch the very first Space Shuttle launch.  My family moved to Winston-Salem in 1995 and we couldn't imagine calling anywhere else home.  I have two fabulous daughters!  My oldest will be attending Salem College and is studying to be a teacher.  My youngest is a Junior at Reagan High School and is a Wyld Life leader with Young Life.  We have a Golden Retriever named Jess and 4 kitty cats!  We LOVE all things Disney, going to the movies, going to football games, traveling and doing a little bit of shopping. 
     
       I am looking forward to us having a wonderful year learning, growing and making memories!