Valerie Braimah joined our team as Executive Director in October 2013. She brings to our organization over 15 year of leadership in public education as a teacher, charter school administrator, program evaluator, and educational consultant. As a former member of City Charterâ€™s Board of Directors, Valerie also brings a deep understanding of, and passion for our unique mission and vision. Valerie is passionate about working toward educational excellence for all students, and has extensive experience doing so. Â Prior to joining City Charter, Valerie was the Vice President of Community Learning and Engagement at Teach For America, where she led TFAâ€™s multi-media Corps Member professional development strategy. Before that, she served as the Vice President of Instruction at the Alliance College-Ready Public Schools (a charter school management organization), where she was responsible for strategic management of the district instructional team. She also served as the Chief Learning Officer for Insight Education Group for over five years, where she consulted with traditional and charter schools and districts, providing teacher professional development, conducting school-wide academic program evaluations, and facilitating school and district reform across the country. Â Valerie holds a Master’s Degree in Education Policy from Johns Hopkins University.