Meet the Team!
Valerie Renee Shafer
Founder, RBT and Lead Teacher
Valerie has been a resident of Martinsville for nearly 16 years and has been married for 23! She has two adult children- a son and a daughter. She began using the Montessori method in 2000 and has previously founded two other successful preschools. Valerie became a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) in 2016. Valerie is certified in First-Aid, CPR, CPI and LAMP. Valerie uses the Montessori method of teaching to educate, and enrich the lives of, the children placed in her care. As an RBT, Valerie also offers ABA Therapy to those with special needs. Her vision is to integrate those with special needs and neurotypical children, into the same classroom. She has a strong desire to serve the children, and their families, in the community of Martinsville and the surrounding areas.
Charity is the assistant teacher at AMA! She was a 10-year 4-H member and assisted the younger children in the sheep club with their projects. She is a 2018 graduate and has interest in becoming an animal assisted therapist.