Meet Valerie — New Director of the Autism and Jon Peterson Scholarships

On Monday, June 19th, Valerie Cooper joined North Coast Education Services as our new Director of the Autism Scholarship and Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship programs.

About Valerie Cooper:

Valerie earned her Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from The Ohio State University and worked for investment and employee benefits brokerage firms in downtown Cleveland before returning to Notre Dame College where she earned her teaching license.  She taught as a regular education classroom teacher for three years, then added her Intervention Specialist licensure and reading endorsement.

As an intervention specialist, Valerie taught a diverse student body in both inner-city and suburban settings for 11 years, recently earning her Master of Education degree in Special Education.  In her free time, Valerie enjoys spending time with her family, rooting for the Ohio State Buckeyes during football season, baking, exercising, and reading.

Thank you, Ellen!

We would like to thank Ellen Karakul for five years of dedicated service to NCES, but most importantly to our ASP and JPSN families.  You will be missed.

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