Valda Valbrun
Principal Strategist, Education/K-12 Strategy
Pronouns: She | Her | Hers

“I am a proud daughter of Haitian immigrants. I am a mother, a sister, an aunt, a teacher, a leader. I am the meaning of my name-Valda: powerful, a ruler, a warrior. I am from resilient people, who stand tall despite disasters. I sit in the sacrifices of many, and honor them each and every day as I give back. I #LiveInclusively by seeing value in others and sharing pieces of myself to contribute to making our world a better place.”

Valda Valbrun is a principal strategist with The Winters Group. Valda is a distinguished leader celebrated for her unwavering commitment to inclusive, research-based, and data-driven pedagogy.  Renowned as a catalyst for systemic change, she has a proven track record of guiding organizations towards equitable practices and fostering environments of inclusion and belonging.

With a dynamic skill set encompassing roles as a professional developer, c-suite leader, and entrepreneur, Valda’s leadership journey spans over three decades. Operating at the intersection of education and organizational development, Valda collaborates with districts, non-profits, and organizations to elevate leadership capabilities and provide transformative executive coaching.

Valda’s unwavering dedication to continuous improvement and narrowing opportunity gaps permeates every facet of her work. Her expertise lies in fostering culturally responsive approaches to address issues of equity, diversity, inclusion, and social justice, to drive organizational change and foster equitable work and learning environments.

As a certified administrator of The Intercultural Development Inventory® (IDI®) and holding a certificate in Facilitative Leadership for Social Change, Valda navigates complex cultural landscapes with finesse. Her leadership extends to esteemed roles such as director of professional learning at ASCD and executive director of organizational development for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (NC), cementing her status as a transformative leader.

Currently residing in Charlotte, North Carolina, Valda continues to be a driving force for change, spearheading initiatives that promote equity, inclusivity, and excellence across organizations.

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