About the Author
My name is Alex T. Valencic. I am a professional educator, a former small business owner, a husband, a son, a brother, a nephew, a cousin, and an uncle. I am an avid reader. I love watching movies, especially with my wife. I have a passion for music and all fine arts. I want to know everything there is to know about the world, which is one of the main reasons I decided to pursue a career in education. That, and the fact that I absolutely love teaching! I love seeing the light go on as an individual suddenly understands a new concept. I have a sometimes-twisted sense of humour that I work hard at keeping in check. I spent three wonderful years as a substitute teacher in the Champaign, Mahomet, and Urbana school districts before I left to accept a full-time teaching position in 2011 at Wiley Elementary School in Urbana.
My wife and I got married on 20 June 2008, a few months before I started working as a substitute teacher. She is my backboard, my support, my life, and an extremely gifted graphic designer. With the exception of the font she used, the blog background and header are all her original work so, please, no figuring out a way to pilfer the images and use them, either in whole or in part, elsewhere without written permission. You can check out her work on her website, http://www.grvalencic.com. She is also an avid collector of Snoopy memorabilia.
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