PSCS staff members demonstrate outstanding character, passion,
and a commitment to relationship-driven education.

Featured Profile

Valerie Diaz Leroy—Director of Program

Valerie Diaz Leroy (she/her) is in her 1st year at PSCS and holds over 20 years experience in education. She is a Boston College graduate and spent 14 years teaching in independent schools, including 13 years at Shorecrest Preparatory School in St. Petersburg. She is certified in Conflict Transformation through Imani Works, a non-governmental organization of the United Nations. Val is an instructional coach focused on culturally responsive practices and historical fidelity. She is also a curriculum developer focused on equitable representation and Restorative Practices. She is focused on collaborative impact, decolonizing education, mentorship, and youth empowerment.

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