Director of the Enrichment ProgramPrior to joining the administration in 2008, Valérie volunteered at the school for several years in various activities such as art, gardening, cooking and science. She became the manager of the Enrichment program to oversee the Summer Camps, Extended Care and served as a liaison for the lunch program. Valérie dedicates her time bringing attractive and entertaining activities for the children at SDFAS. Valérie is originally from Picardy, France and has been living in San Diego since 1995. She spent time in Marseilles working on a master’s degree in Molecular Biology and Immunology before earning her Ph.D. from the Pasteur Institute in Paris. After spending more than 10 years in San Diego doing specialize research in the field of Neuro-Immunology, she decided to start a children’s clothing business and not to pursue a career in science. She is the mother of three children.