Welcome New Dean of Students

Welcome New Dean of Students

Dr. Valerie Taylor, Dean of Students

Dr. Valerie Taylor has been an educator for over 18 years. She comes to SPS from Old Dominion University where she held the position of Interim Director, Office of Clinical Experiences, Student Services.

Prior to that, Dr. Taylor taught 3rd - 7th grade at Hampton Roads Academy and Hampton Roads Country Day School where she also served as a coach, mentor, and advisor.

Dr. Taylor earned her Bachelor's Degree in Communication Studies from Hollins University, her Master's in Educational Leadership and Administration from The George Washington University, and her PhD in Curriculum and Instruction from Old Dominion University.

She has published and presented on topics including professional development for teachers, student teaching, and diversity and inclusion in education. She has also received numerous awards and recognition during her tenure including being named one of the Top Ten Teachers of the Year by Coastal Virginia Magazine.