Valerie became Houseparent of Lyttelton in 2013 and is an experienced and much respected teacher. She has worked in a variety of schools and undertaken many roles including Head of Department and Head of Year. Her most recent positions include Sutton Valence School and Homewood School. Valerie joined the Stowe Maths Department in 2011 and quickly established herself as a gifted and enthusiastic teacher who is capable of getting the best out of her pupils. She coaches hockey, tennis and netball.
Valerie has two daughters and so has first-hand experience of dealing with girls. Among her many ideas to take Lyttelton forward is a commitment to create an eco-friendly house, leading the way in energy conservation and waste reduction.
'My five years in Lyttelton house have been full of laughter and tears, from winning house events to losing them, from scoring highly in exams to failing them, but the thing I will remember the most is the positive and happy atmosphere within Lyttelton and the people within it who were part of my journey and supported me along the way.'