Valerie HashImplementation Manager, Mission Fed JA Finance Park
JA Anniversary: Oct. 1, 2012
Education: CLAD Teaching Credential Secondary Education in English San Diego State University 2008, Bachelor of Arts in English San Diego State University 2007, Burges High School El Paso Texas 1999
Previous Experience: Freelance Writer and Editor, Teacher at San Diego Unified School District, Administrative Assistant at College of Arts and Letters Development at San Diego State University.
Why is Junior Achievement important to the San Diego community?
I feel that Junior Achievements vision and mission are important to the growth of San Diego County and the advancement of its youth. With the implementation of the many JA programs offered, our students will be better prepared to become productive citizens and provide innovation and entrepreneurship to San Diego and beyond. We need more homegrown go-getters in our community, and JA arms our youth with the tools and skills needed to do so.
What inspires you to work with Junior Achievement?
As an educator, I understand the need for educational motivation and real-world applicable skills integrated into academic learning. I am thrilled to work for an organization that values youth education and advancement in our community by supplementing teacher's hard work with hands-on classroom instruction.