Valerie was born in Indiana, but has also lived in eastern West Virginia, eastern North Carolina, and Anchorage Alaska before settling down in Fletcher, North Carolina with her husband and 3 children.
She has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Liberty University and a Master’s degree in Special Education from Western Carolina University. She is certified in Exceptional Children: General Curriculum (K-12), Exceptional Children: Adapted Curriculum, Behaviorally and Emotionally Disabled K-12, and Elementary Education K-6.
Valerie’s free time is usually spent in nature or reading. She enjoys traveling (frequently singing along with the radio on road trips), camping, and playing mini golf with her family.