Currently working with early childhood educators across NYC to bring computer science education to all. Prior to this position, Valerie served as a teacher for Students with Disabilities, in grades K through 8th. During her time as an educator, Valerie always integrated technology into her curriculum. Additionally, she facilitated professional development workshops on technology integration, special education instruction, and response to intervention strategies. Valerie’s experience with all learners has helped her to design optimal professional learning opportunities for educators. Valerie holds a New York State School Building Leader certificate from the College of St. Rose, a B.S. Ed. in Childhood Education, and an M.S. Ed. in Special Education from St. John’s University, respectively.