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Valerie Hastings Gregory, Ph.D.
Valerie is the Assistant Director of Staff Development for Chesterfield County Public Schools in Virginia. She received her doctorate in Educational Policy Planning and Leadership from the College of William and Mary, where she studied, conditions for transfer of professional development to classroom practice and curriculum development. Valerie later served as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Gifted Education at the College of William and Mary and provided leadership in a variety of other capacities: district gifted program coordinator, elementary assistant principal, and gifted program specialist at the Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Education.
She served as manager of Project Clarion, a federally funded Javits Project to develop early childhood science curriculum for special populations of high-ability learners. This grant was awarded to the Center for Gifted Education, at the College of William and Mary.
Valerie has devoted much of her professional life to shaping professional learning communities in schools and has facilitated professional development in early childhood education, gifted education, assessment, curriculum, instruction, and leadership in over 44 states and Canada. While a doctoral student, Valerie received the Outstanding Doctoral Student Award from the National Association for Education of the Gifted. Valerie is the author of four books, A Learning Community Guide to Improving Reading Instruction, A Guide to Facilitating Teacher Reflection, Conditions that Support Transfer for Change and Problem-Based Learning in Social Studies.
Valerie’s workshops are informative and memorable. She is grounded in curriculum and instruction, and has the spark and personality to present with a scholarly style and grace.