1st Grade Teacher
I graduated from the “sweetest town in Texas”...also known as Honey Grove! I went on to attend Paris Junior College and then Texas A&M Commerce where I recieved my Bachelor degree. This will be my fourth year to teach!
I have been teaching at Aikin since 2017. I have really enjoyed teaching for the past 3 years, and I am really excited to start my fourth year with PISD. I teach 1st grade and I enjoy seeing all of my past firsties in the hallways as they grow older.
I have been married for 13 years to Chase Banker, and we have two wonderful kiddos, Tate and Emma. Tate is going into 8th grade at Honey Grove, and Emma is starting Second grade here with me at Paris ISD. We enjoy country living! We built a house about 8 years ago and on our land we have cattle, chickens, dogs, and cats!! It is pretty much a zoo at the Banker house!
Hi!! My name is Valerie Banker and I am so excited to be teaching your child during their First Grade school year. This will be my third year teaching, and also my third year at Aikin. I enjoy arts and crafts, reading, and outside activities. I am almost always supporting youth sports when I am not working. My son is very active, so I just have to be his biggest cheerleader. I am an active volunteer for specific charities that are dear to me. I enjoy being a help to others. I hope this year brings tons of learning, tons of laughter, and tons of memories to last us all a lifetime!!