Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Valwood’s primary goal has been, and will continue to be, operating safely and providing a healthy and positive learning environment for our students and teachers. A tremendous strength of Valwood School is our varying viewpoints and diversity of opinions on a variety of topics. It is in consideration of our family’s differing perspectives, varying levels of comfort, and the ever-changing variants of the coronavirus that Valwood School updated our COVID policy to reflect the individual medical expertise of your family’s local and trusted physician. Valwood School recognizes that families must make important decisions for their own health and welfare.


CDC Guidelines: Sick & Quarantine

COVID Commander – Val Gallahan: [email protected]

Director of Technology – Jessica Warren: [email protected]

Medical Advisory Board

Dr. Brian Dawson
Neurology, Chief of Staff
South Georgia Medical Center

Dr. Eric Gee
Valdosta Orthopedic Associates

Dr. Brian Griner
Internal Medicine, Pediatrics
Griner Medical Group

Dr. Billy Tidmore
Valdosta Specialty Clinic

Dr. Michael Clark
Orthopedic Surgeon
Valdosta Orthopedic Association

Dr. Terry Persaud 
Pain Management
Premier Pain Management

Dr. Ben Hogan
Family Medicine

Dr. Dan Schert
Rehabilitation Counselor

Mrs. Katherine Freeman
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Renewed Mind Psychiatry & Counseling

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