Mrs. Valinda Arbuckle



Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Science (Elementary Education): Illinois State University Master of Arts (Curriculum and Instruction): Northern Arizona University National Board Certification: Early Adolescence Mathematics Reading Specialist K-12

Mrs. Valinda Arbuckle

This is my fourth year teaching the Sixth Grade Accelerated Math Academy. I am so excited to be given the opportunity to work with the awesome sixth grade students again. Additionally, I am happy to get to also teach Advanced 8th Grade Algebra first hour at Cactus Canyon Junior High.


This is my 36th year in the Apache Junction School District. Over the years, I've been able to teach students from kindergarten through 12th grade.


When not at school, I love spending time with my 16-year-old kitties, Sarah and Misty.  I have also adopted a 5.5 year old rescue dog who is keeping me busy.


Traveling is also a passion of mine. I've been to 49 states....I'm missing Alaska. I've also been fortunate to have been able to travel to 14 countries.