Valentina Gonzalez

Educational Consultant

Valentina Gonzalez’s passion and love for education is widely known and shines through in her presentations and her writing. Her personal experience as an immigrant from Yugoslavia and language learner fuels her desire to advocate for English learners and support teachers with the best research-based teaching methods. 

In her 21 years with public education, Valentina served as a classroom teacher, an ESL coteacher and pull-out teacher, a district ESL facilitator, and a district professional development specialist for teachers of English learners. Through these roles she supported students and educators and coached teachers on sheltered instruction and ESL strategies. 

Valentina has been asked to present at the state and national levels. She earned her Bachelor’s in Education from the University of Houston and her Master’s in Leadership and Administration from Lamar University.


This training was one of the best I’ve been to in the past 12 years. Great presentation, was very engaging. Thank you for sharing all this knowledge with us. 
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Incredible training! Easy to follow and great pacing! 
  • Sheltered Instruction
This training allowed me to see what I have already incorporated in my class, what needs to be further developed to ensure student success, and activities that can be done to continue to support language growth. It was amazing! Thank you for the wonderful trainer, your wealth of knowledge and resources.
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