American Graduate Champion: Valerie King

KLRU shares the inspiring stories of the people that are making our community a success! As part of our American Graduate initiative, we’re honoring American Graduate Champions that have been submitted by the community.


Today’s champion is Valerie King! Valerie King is an English teacher at Jack C. Hays High School in Buda, Texas. She keeps her classroom exciting, so her students are more interested in the subject than their phones. “When she assigns projects she explains it in such a way that everyone knows what to do. If someone isn’t doing their work, for various reasons, she encourages them to try and work and will help if they get stuck or don’t know how to progress,” her nomination form said.

Do you know someone in our community who is working to improve high school success for students throughout Central Texas? Recognize them as an American Graduate Champion! American Graduate Champions can be students who work as mentors, business leaders who serve as role models, school officials making changes to better the system, parent activists, and even struggling students who are overcoming obstacles in order to graduate.