Dr. Valerie Partee’s career as an educator spans nearly 30 years. She has been a school administrator and a curriculum developer, as well as a high school and junior high teacher in inner city Chicago public and parochial schools. She holds a Ph.D. in family counseling, a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction, and a second master’s degree in administration/supervision, all from DePaul University. Her undergraduate degree from Columbia College is in communications.
She began her private consulting practice in 2001. Capitalizing on her talent as a prolific storyteller, Dr. Val recently completed improvisation courses at Chicago’s famed Second City. With this new set of skills, she has developed a unique approach for addressing issues such as crisis and anger management, bullying, teen dating and family dysfunction. She also counsels on basic life skills and self esteem. Clients have ranged in age from 5 to 75.
Dr. Val has earned numerous awards, served on school boards, and has been an adjunct professor at two community colleges and a state university. She also served as the City Clerk of Olympia Fields, Illinois.
Dr. Val currently is writing her first book, “Parents Don’t Shrink Your Kids: They Won’t Win if You Give Up!”