Juanita Knotts-Valdez

Hello My Name Is...

Nita Valdez


Hello!  I am so excited to get to be your child's 2nd grade teacher!  This will be my 17th year teaching, my 11th year as a roadrunner at Rio Rancho Elementary.  I have taught everything from preschool special education to 5th grade.  I found my home in second grade though, this is my 8th consecutive year teaching 2nd!  I always knew I wanted to be a teacher and I am lucky enough to truly love my job!
I have four wonderful boys: Gavin who is 18 and just graduated from Rio Rancho High School.  Devin who is 12 and is in 7th grade at Rio Rancho Middle School.  Jadin who is 8 and is in 3rd grade and attends Rio Rancho Elementary.  Finally, Paxtin who is 6 and is in first grade here.
We are going to have a fantastic year and I look forward to every minute of it!