Phone: 916-726-1400 ext. 6453
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor's of Art in Spanish BCLAD Certified Fall 2019 Schedule: 1st Period: Spanish 2 (M3) 2nd Period: Prep 3rd Period: Spanish 1 (M3) 4th Period: Spanish 1 (M3)
Spanish 1 and 2 Instructor
Hola, welcome to Mr Valdivia's website. This fall of 2019, I begin my 23rd year of high school teaching. I have a passion for teaching spanish because it is my native language. I am a native speaker who has also lived and continues to live through all cultural aspect of spanish speaking countries. I am always excited to share some of my experiences within the culture as part of our curriculum. Besides learning how to speak, read, and write in spanish, I stress the importance of being responsible, mature, focused and respectful in my classroom. Traits that will help my students way behind their high school years.
Away from the classroom, I was a baseball coach for 17 years. I am proud to have opened Antelope HS baseball program in 2008 as their first head coach and in just 4 years winning a league championship in 2012. In 2014, I stepped down from coaching but still involved in our athletic department supervising athletic events throughout the school year.
Although I am not coaching anymore, I am still involved with the game of baseball as an associate scout in the Minnesota Twins organization. I cover our sacramento area in finding the best high school, junior college and division 1 amateur talent in our area.