Degrees and Certifications:

Valerie Searles

Ms. Searles was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan   She has earned a bachelor’s degree and two masters degrees. She has been an English teacher in the Detroit Public School for over thirty – five years.

Ms. Searles, a mother and grandmother, is a licensed minister, licensed professional counselor and the founder of Christian Teachers United to Pray (CTUP) and Kidwise Nonprofit. Ms. Searles believes that all children have a destined purpose that can only be realized through the combined efforts of students, family, teachers, support staff, and members of the community. Her mantra is, “One never stops learning.”