My name is Julie Valek and I am originally from a suburb outside Chicago. We moved to Gilbert when my husband was transferred for work. I began teaching in the Higley district in 2008. I started at San Tan Elementary and later moved to the Cooley Early Childhood Development Center when it was opened. I went to school in Charleston Illinois. I studied early childhood education at Eastern Illinois University.
During my free time from school, I enjoy spending time with my family. I have three children. We love to swim, hike, and take day trips throughout the state. Our favorite vacation spot in Arizona is Sedona.