Lillian Valdez – February 21

Hebard Elementary teacher Lillian Valdez smiles during a portrait session in her classroom earlier this month. Valdez says sixth graders with eager minds and diverse backgrounds are what make Laramie County special to her.  To participate in WTE Photo Editor Michael Smith's Our Faces: Portraits of Laramie County project, call 633-3124 or 630-8388 or email msmith@wyomingnews.com  to make an appointment. To see all of the portraits published so far, go online to ourfaces.wyomingnews.com. Michael Smith/staff

Hebard Elementary teacher Lillian Valdez smiles during a portrait session in her classroom earlier this month. Valdez says sixth graders with eager minds and diverse backgrounds are what make Laramie County special to her. To participate in WTE Photo Editor Michael Smith’s Our Faces: Portraits of Laramie County project, call 633-3124 or 630-8388 or email msmith@wyomingnews.com to make an appointment. Michael Smith/staff