Mr. Valdivia

Phone: 916-726-1400 ext. 6453

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Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor's of Art in Spanish BCLAD Certified Fall Schedule: 1st Period: Prep 2nd Period: Spanish 1 / Art3 3rd Period: Spanish 2 / Art2 4th Period: Spanish 2 / Art2

Mr. Valdivia

Spanish 1 and 2 Instructor and Assisstant Athletic Director

Hola, welcome to Mr Valdivia's website.  This fall of 2017, I begin my 22nd 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 as an assistant athletic director.

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.