Valerie Nance is the Human Resources Director at Penn Hills Charter School of Entrepreneurship, located in Pittsburgh, PA. Her Human Resources career began in 2006 at Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, where she held progressively responsible positions within the HR department until she left the organization in 2014. Valerie worked in the nonprofit sector and insurance, construction, and real estate industries before obtaining her current role in 2018. Her first HR Director and professional mentor was an employment law attorney, who, from the time Valerie was an administrative assistant, instilled in Valerie reverence for the deep connection between the law and HR. Earning this degree is a critical goal for Valerie and a mark of professional achievement.
Valerie graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in literature & creative writing from Pacific University in 2001, and was awarded the Outstanding
Senior in the Humanities Prize. Valerie has served as a committee member and volunteer with the Pittsburgh Human Resources Association since 2016. Valerie earned her SHRM-SCP certification in 2020. She has a passion for animal welfare and enjoys attending dance performances, hiking, collecting unique earrings, and taking fashion inspiration from her favorite period British mysteries.