Dawn Valles - Reading Specialist

Dawn Valles

Reading Specialist Room: 101
480.917.9900 ext. 101



The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you.  


About My Class

As a Reading Specialist, I  provide intense reading intervention to those most in need. Students are seen for 30 minutes a day, four days a week and given explicit instruction at their level. The fifth day of the week is a time where I assess progress and use that data to guide my instruction.  Groups are fluid and can change at any time as to best serve the needs of the students.   

About Me

My name is Dawn Valles, I am in my sixth year at Ashland Ranch as a Reading Specialist and in my 18th year teaching with Gilbert Public Schools!  I am a proud product of Gilbert Schools as well, having attended Patterson Elementary, Gilbert Junior High and Gilbert High School.  Before becoming a Reading Specialist, I taught second grade and fifth grade.  I have always had a passion for reading instruction and I always hope to instill a love of reading in my students.

I am married to Sam, who also works in the Gilbert School District and together we have two sons.  Diego is a sophomore at Campo Verde High School and active with both football and wrestling and Aidan is a sixth grader right here at Ashland Ranch!  He enjoys football and basketball.  Of course I spend many of my "off teaching" hours at the field or court.  I also enjoy traveling, photography and repurposing old furniture.  

I am honored to teach reading to your children and take great pride in the job I do.

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