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Board of Directors


"I've been a proud educator for years and have had the privilege  to work with some amazing students. I'm very honored to help the next generation master various ways to sucess."

Board of Directors


Valerie Newton is a Tampa native matriculating through Hillsborough County Public Schools. She earned a Bachelors Degree in Chemistry with a Minor in Education from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University. Taught high school science for 11 years, earned a Masters in Education Leadership, and has subsequently served as a middle school administrator for 15 years. She is currently the principal of Burnett Middle School. Her pride and joy is her son, a senior at FAMU. She has a passion for education and is committed to impacting the lives of young people, especially those that have a similar story to her own.

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