Rowan College South Jersey – Gloucester Campus
1400 Tanyard Road, Sewell, NJ 08080
Business and Corporate Center,
Use Parking Lot E
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Microaggression Scientist. Educator. Proud Woman of Color. Dedicated Mom.
Dr. Valerie James has capitalized on thirty-two plus years of experience in education to impact equity and justice for all stakeholders. She associates her tenure with professional development, professional learning communities, and gifted and talented staff training, within urban and metro rural communities throughout the United States.
This proud woman of color and consummate educator has served in varying leadership roles, stemming from elementary school teacher, literacy coach, adjunct professor, literacy facilitator, to her current role as a seasoned principal and newly appointed chief of academics.
Her doctoral work of study, educational leadership, and ensuring equity for all stakeholders, have provided her with a solid foundation necessary to develop expertise in identifying discriminatory perspectives and behaviors that marginalize women, with a focus on the workplace.
A breadth of professional experience coupled with research experience has afforded her the opportunity to develop expertise in the framework of Microaggression: Microassault, Microinsult, and Microvalidation.
Dr. James views professional learning as the cornerstone for providing a sustainable and rich experience for all stakeholders as related to teaching and learning. Her ultimate goal is to ensure that professional women are equipped, empowered, and encouraged.