Valerie Winston was born and raised in the city of Detroit. By the time she was six years old she knew she wanted to be a teacher. During her fourth grade year she transferred from Detroit Public Schools to Holy Cross Lutheran School. She has been a part of Lutheran education since.
After graduating from Lutheran High West in Detroit, she attended Concordia University in River Forest, IL. She graduated in 1984, with a BA in Elementary Education. She has taught a variety of grades, including high school. She has taught in Long Beach, CA, Chicago, IL, Detroit, MI, and Royal Oak, MI. She was recently a principal in a Chicago Lutheran School.
She has been a coach, choir director, and teacher mentor. She enjoys writing and recently had her first book published. She also enjoys reading, cooking, scenic photography, watching movies, and visiting Northern Michigan whenever possible.
Favorite Bible Verse: For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. - Jeremiah 29:11