Valerie graduated from Liverpool Technical College with a certification in electronics. She has twenty-five years of experience as a theater electrician, independent freelance designer, production designer and entrepreneur working for some of the biggest names in entertainment. Valerie received her K-12 certificate from Western Kentucky University in 2007. Valerie teaches reading, language arts, math, social studies and science. She was honored with the Sumner Academy’s Teacher of the Year Award in 2008. Valerie has a son Kieran, who is a Sumner Academy alum. Kieran and Ashley have two sons, Braden is in the second grade at Sumner Academy, and Rodney is six months old. She and her husband Bill love to travel and spend time with family and friends.