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Maumee Valley welcomes 3 new members to the team

Maumee Valley Country Day School is excited to welcome three new members to its team.
Niki McCoy is the new director of residence life. Her most recent position was program manager at Sunshine Communities in Maumee. Other experiences include regional director of the YMCA of Greater Chicago and a social worker and therapist at Steel City Academy (Gary, IN). A graduate of Sylvania Northview High School, she was named to the Division I 1st Team All-Ohio basketball team in her senior year. She earned a bachelor of liberal science degree from Bowling Green State University, where she also played on the girls’ varsity basketball team. She has a master’s degree in social work from DePaul University and served in the U.S. Navy from 2009 to 2012.

Mike Valentine is the new superintendent of building and grounds. His most recent role was as operations director/working operations director at Mason Consolidated Schools (Erie, MI). He also has held general maintenance, boiler operator, and groundskeeper roles at Monroe Public Schools (Monroe, MI) and as a machinist at Colonial Tool (Taylor, MI). He earned his operations director certification from the Michigan School Business Officials organization. His other operator certifications include boiler, powered industrial truck, and aquatic facility operations.

Jade West is the new director of human resources. She has seven years of experience in private K-12 education, including five years at Brightside Academy in Toledo where she was academy director. In that role, she oversaw all HR functions for a staff of 30. Most recently, she was the admissions and enrollment manager at Cardinal Stritch Catholic High School and Academy. A graduate of Start High School, she earned a bachelor's degree from The University of Toledo in interdisciplinary studies with a concentration in human resource management.
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Maumee Valley Country Day School is the only PreK-12th grade accredited, co-educational, and independent school in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan.