Mr. V

Phone: 940-689-2950


Degrees and Certifications:

Superintendent Certification (EC-12) Principal Certification (EC-12) Math (8-12)

Mr. V

Welcome back BES Parents and Students to the 2018-19 school year!  I am blessed to have the opportunity to serve the amazing families of Bowie Elementary School for the third year now.  My incredible wife, Britini, is a 2nd grade Reading teacher in Bridgeport ISD. I have the most awesome children ever!  My oldest is in 6th grade, my middle child is in 4th grade, and my youngest just started Kinder this year.  

This year at BES we are focusing on making this the BEST year yet!  We have students, parents, and staff agreeing to COMMIT to this year.  Our entryway bulletin board is loaded with Commit Cards and it is encouraging and exciting to see the partnerships being fostered at BES. Education requires a TEAM effort from everyone working together for the overall success of our children.

I am passionate about education and learning for all.  I firmly believe that ALL students can achieve their goals and be successful.  Grades do not define a student's success, however a student's progress is a measure I prefer to use in determining how successful a child is in their academics.  One of my favorite books is #KidsDeserveIt by Todd Nesloney and Adam Welcome.  If you are looking for a great read about challenging kids to achieve their goals, then this is a MUST read.

Always feel free to contact me at if you have any questions or concerns.


Steven Valkenaar