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Valerice Babb

Hello Memorial Mavericks! My name is Ms. Babb, and I am one of your 4th grade reading/language arts/and engineering teachers. This is my 7th year of teaching and my 2nd as the 4th grade Team Lead. I have also taught 5th grade reading/language arts and social studies in another district. Teaching however, is not my first career. I have a history of supporting and advocating for kids first as a teenage runaway counselor and as Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteer here in Dallas. Additionally, I have an extensive default mortgage banking work history as well as a previous extended career with the Department of Defense in various federal roles. I graduated from Dallas Baptist University. I am the mother of 1 daughter and I also have 1 granddaughter and a grandson. I lived in Germany for 8 years with the US Army. I’ve also lived in El Paso, Lincoln, NE, and Maryland. Of course there is no place like my home of Philadelphia, PA. I love to travel, and I keep a current passport. I look forward to sharing my love of a good book and my experiences with the students I will serve this year.