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Mrs. Valerie Hovenden

Faculty Information
Location(s) Lower School
Department(s) Math, Science, Social Studies
Title(s) LCII Teacher
Other Information

LCII Teacher vhovenden@sumneracademy.org

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 alumus. Kieran and Ashley have two sons, Braden is a student at Sumner Academy, and Rodney is not yet school aged. She and her husband Bill love to travel and spend time with family and friends.

Contact Information
School Email
School Phone
615-452-1914   x140

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