Lake Area Tech welcomed Valerie to the team in August 2020 as an adjunct speech instructor. She earned a B.S. in Psychology from Northwestern College (Orange City, IA); an M.S. in Mass Communication and Journalism, specialization in Communication Studies, from South Dakota State University; and an M.S. in Counseling and Human Resource Development, specialization in College Counseling, from South Dakota State University. Her experience includes roles as a Graduate Teaching Assistant/Communication Studies at South Dakota State University; Graduate Teaching Assistant/Education and Human Sciences at South Dakota State University; Adjunct Instructor at Capitol University Center in Pierre, SD; and Instructor/Counseling and Human Development at South Dakota State University. Valerie lives in Sioux Falls with her husband, Joe. She enjoys going for walks, hiking, traveling, coaching youth basketball, reading, and spending time with friends and family.
General Education Adjunct/Speech