About Val

Dr. Val Wise smiling, while leaning on steel porch rail

Valaida L. Wise, Ed.D

After more than 20 years of experience in the field of education, Dr. Valaida Wise (Val) made the career choice to share her vast knowledge and expertise with the educational community. Specializing in educational institutions and nonprofits, Val brings a unique perspective predicated upon achieving exceptional outcomes across the full spectrum of operations and training.

Utilizing a warm and inviting teaching style, combined with in depth knowledge of current research, Dr. Wise is sought after by organizations of all sizes for her professional speaking ability and training seminars.  With a focus on diversity, equity and inclusion, governance, leadership and early childhood education, she delivers a comprehensive organizational assessment and action plan.

Her passion for education and learning has led her to diverse experiences. As the former head of several prestigious independent schools, a university professor, a board member at highly ranked independent schools and a classroom teacher, Val is equipped to address all aspects of organizational management and leadership, parent/teacher relationships, fundraising, staff development and fiscal management.

Dr. Valaida Wise received her Doctorate of Education in Education Leadership from George Washington University. She holds a Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education from Trinity College. She served as the Head of School at the National Child Research Center in Washington DC, The Harbor School in Bethesda, MD, and Henson Valley Montessori School in Prince Georges County MD. She is currently on the faculty at John Hopkins University, Baltimore in the School of Education. She is the Chair of the Board of Trustees at Creative Minds International Public Charter School in Washington DC and also sits on the board of the McLean School in Potomac, MD, the Nora School in Silver Spring, MD, and the Association of Independent Schools of Maryland Glen Burnie, MD.

Based in Bethesda, MD, Valaida welcomes travel worldwide.

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