Valerie Groth received her Bachelors degree in Psychology from Indiana University, attended Dominican University where she received her Masters in Social Work, and most recently received her second Masters degree in Educational Leadership from Concordia University.

For many years, Val worked as a school social worker on the west and south sides of Chicago in CPS. She provided social/emotional support for individuals, groups, and families, and she also provided crisis and grief counseling.

Valerie is also an international keynote speaker and the author of The Power of the Possible:  The Dire State of Inner City Education and One Woman’s Revolution to Fix It.