On Tuesday, February 21, 2017, Mrs. Coyle announced the addition of Jennifer A. Valore as Dean of Academics and Leadership, effective July 1, 2017. Ms. Valore will also serve as Head Coach of OLMA’s lacrosse program, working with Coach Tom McCarville, effective immediately.
She is pursuing an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership & Management and brings with her more than 15 years of teaching, mentoring and coaching experience including the development of the first-ever Division I varsity women’s lacrosse program for University of Michigan.
“We could not be more thrilled to welcome Ms. Valore to OLMA’s leadership team,” said Mrs. Coyle. Her commitment and passion for leadership, learning and empowering young women to achieve their absolute best both academically and athletically, will continue to power our school forward. Her experience in teaching and coaching at the collegiate level will bring a broader perspective to our academic and leadership programs, enabling us to create a richer array of opportunities for our students.”
Prior to her time at University of Michigan, Ms. Valore held the position of Program Administrator for Sport Management at Drexel University. As an administrator at a co-operative institution, she was involved in the oversight, management, implementation and assessment of academic and career related programs, events, services and initiatives for undergraduate and graduate students. Those efforts required continuous interaction and collaboration with students, faculty, university administrators, professional staff, community partners and employers.
Currently, and for more than 10 years, Valore serves as an adjunct instructor for the Drexel University Sport Management and Sport Coaching Leadership programs. In this capacity, she helps students learn and develop the skills and knowledge necessary in their chosen field of study, mentors and guides them through their current academic endeavors, and prepares them for a future after graduation.
In addition, Valore serves as Director of Girls Lacrosse for SouthShore Lacrosse club and the Sports Leadership Development Coordinator for the Drexel Sports Leadership Academy. In addition to pursuing an Ed.D in Educational Leadership & Management from Drexel University, Valore holds an M.S. in Communications from Drexel and a B.S. in Kinesiology from James Madison University.
Please join me in welcoming Ms. Valore to the OLMA family. We look forward to her contributions both on and off the field.