Board of Trustees

Our board is truly dedicated to the future of Valwood School.

The individuals who volunteer their time to serve on the board provide diverse skills and perspectives. They share a deep personal commitment to the school’s mission and long-term financial health.

The strength of the board lies in identifying issues and challenges that will impact the school while creating and implementing strategies to provide thoughtful solutions.

Each board member is honored to serve our school community and enhance the Valwood experience.

Board of Trustees Officers

Dr. Caryn Alvarado – Chair

Star Waldron – Vice Chair

Shelly Collins – Secretary

John Williams – Treasurer

John Peeples – Immediate Past Chair

Dr. Eric Gee – Chairman’s Choice

Trustees 2023 – 2024

Dr. Caryn Alvarado

Jonathan Burns

Shelly Collins

Samantha DeMersseman

Dr. Eric Gee

Clay Griner*

Judy Hathcock

Lisa Henry

Maranda Houston

Marriott Miller

Leigh Ann Burgess (VPA President)

Joanna Nijem

Dr. Dorothy Ofori

John Peeples*

Maura Respess

Daniel Schert*

Star Waldron*

John Williams

*indicates Valwood Alumni

See for Yourself

We invite you to explore Valwood through our website, but the best way to learn more about our school’s mission and approach is to visit us. We hold admissions coffee-and-tour sessions monthly where you will learn about our curriculum and extracurricular programs, and you will also be able to see first-hand our beautifully designed, state-of-the-art facilities.

Schedule a Tour