Phone: Google Voice (925) 268-0185 ESY Hours: 9:00-1:30 M-TH
Degrees and Certifications:
M.A., Special Education Certified Adult Transition and Employment Multiple Subject Teaching Credential Education Specialist Instruction Credential
Welcome Everybody, I'm Erick Valenzuela but everyone knows me simply as Mr. V. I've been employed with the Pittsburg Unified School District (PUSD) since February 2011 as a Special Education Teacher. I completed my undergraduate degree at The University of California, Davis before continuing my graduate studies at Chapman University. I hold a Master's Degree in Special Education and completed a Graduate Certificate in Adult Transition and Employment from Touro University. Before joining PUSD, I worked seven years in the non-public sector serving students with Autism within the Mt. Diablo Unified School District.
While I began my teaching career as a general education teacher in 2002, It has been my experience as a teacher of students with special needs that has kept my passion for teaching alive. I believe that our students with disabilities can achieve as equally a fulfilling and gratifying life as individuals without a disability and that together we can help them achieve their goals.