Valerie graduated in 1980 from Snyder High school, a small town in West Texas. She then went on to graduate from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in elementary education where she met her husband of 34 years, Tom. She began her teaching career in the Austin Independent School District at Oak Hill Elementary but then soon took a position in the Round Rock Independent School District. During her 30 year career as an educator, Valerie taught elementary school, middle school, and served as an instructional coach for the University of Texas Charter School. Valerie and Tom have three sons: Andrew, Matthew, and Will. Matthew married and blessed their family with a daughter-in-law, Valerie. Yes, there are two Valerie Gammons. In March, Valerie and Tom welcomed their first grandson, Grady Wilson. Valerie and Tom attend Hill Country Bible Church.