Mrs. Valentini is originally from California, but has called Virginia Beach home for over 20 years. She is the product of Catholic Education having attended Catholic Schools through her sophomore year in high school (plaid skirts and knee-high socks). She met her husband Giorgio while attending Virginia Wesleyan College where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. Their son Michael attended Star of the Sea PreK-8th grade and recently graduated from Shenandoah University. Although she is certified through 8th grade, her heart has always been in Junior Kindergarten. Mrs. Valentini enjoys cooking and some outdoor activities, however, there is nothing better than curling up with a good book!