Mrs. Valetia Walters nee Beckford



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Mrs. Valetia Walters nee Beckford

Hello and welcome

My name is Valetia Walters nee Mckenzie-Beckford. My philosophy is “Every child can learn; every child must learn. This is my third year at Hollister Elementary School and my ninth year in the classroom as a teacher, prior to that I did six years as a Teacher’s Assistant.  I am originally from Kingston Jamaica and am so excited to be placed in North Carolina for the next two years. 

I earned my Teacher Training Diploma as well as my Bachelor’s Degree in Education at the Mico University College, Kingston, Jamaica. This certification qualifies me to join the Hollister Elementary community, and I feel extremely blessed to be here and to share this year with you. During my tenure at the Mico University I Majored in Elementary Education with a minor in Social Studies. Upon completion of my studies I received two major awards

  1. Distinction in the Art of Teaching2.
  2. The Elementary Science Cup award.

Throughout my training I was constantly studying how children learn (based on various theories) and used these approaches to guide my teaching. My love for children and my passion for teaching is what keeps me in the classroom.