Champions of Change
Champions of Change

Valerie Lister

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Graduate of the University of Texas at El Paso (1983); spent 15 years as a sportswriter, 11 at USA Today; stay-at-home mom since 1999; co-director of Reston Runners Youth in Motion (2006-2009); assistant coach and board member with Reston Youth Cheerleading (2009, 2010); Liturgy Coordinator and Eucharistic Minister trainer at St. John Neumann Catholic Church in Reston, VA.; taught religious education classes for second-graders at St. John Neumann for six years.

About Parents Involved in Education

Our nation’s economic competitiveness and the path to the American Dream depend on providing every child with an education that will enable them to succeed in a global economy that is predicated on knowledge and innovation. President Obama is committed to providing every child access to a complete and competitive education, from cradle through career.

The responsibility to do what is necessary to give every child a chance to succeed is shared by schools and family. As President Obama said in his State of the Union address, “It's family that first instills the love of learning in a child. Only parents can make sure the TV is turned off and homework gets done.” The partnership between parents, teachers, and schools will help us win the race to educate our kids.

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