Valerie Rockefeller

Board Member

A former middle school special education teacher specializing in adolescents with learning and emotional disabilities, Valerie began her teaching career at Central Park East Secondary School in East Harlem, New York and then taught in Australia. She also served as a confidential assistant to Secretary Richard Riley at the U.S. Department of Education during the first Clinton Administration.

Valerie serves on the boards of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors and is Chair of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. She is a trustee of Achievement First, the Asian Cultural Council, D.C. Preparatory Academy, Greenwich Academy, the Gilder Lehrman Institute, and Teachers College Columbia University, and a former trustee of Spelman College. Valerie lives with her three children in Old Greenwich, CT.

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