Mrs. Linda Valuikas
I have been a Title I Specialist since the 2010 school year. Here at Ishikawa we are dedicated to providing every student the best opportunity to learn and grow.
I was born in Salisbury, Maryland which is located 30 miles from the Atlantic and sits alone the coast providing countless sources for seafood and water recreation. I have had many learning opportunities in my life starting with obtaining my Associate's Degree in Accounting. I then decided to enter the Untied States Army, where I served my country for eleven years. I then decided to pursue a career in teaching and obtained my Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education in May of 1995 and in May of 2011, completed my Master's Degree in Educational Technology.
I moved to Arizona with my family in August 1999, which was a big change for us. My husband, Scooter and I have been married for 31 years and we have three remarkable children. Ashleigh (30), Andrew (28) and Arin (21) are the center of my world. I also have a grandson named Hunter who is a year and a half. In September I will be blessed with another little boy. Our family spends a lot of time together, camping, rock climbing and just hanging out together whenever we get the chance.
I am truly excited to be a part of the Ishikawa family and hope to spend the remaining years of my career here. If you have questions about our school I would be happy to help with anything you need.