Valerie provides academic support to charter public schools to aid improvement efforts. She has strategic and operational responsibility for oversight of Educational Program Reviews, Quality School Reviews and school support visits for CMU-authorized charter public schools. Valerie also facilitates professional learning opportunities in the area of instructional strategies.

Prior to joining the Center, Valerie served as a curriculum and instruction specialist as well as a coaching and learning consultant for a national charter school management organization. Valerie was also a teacher at two charter public schools. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with an elementary education certification and a Master of Education degree from Grand Valley State University. She can be reached at