Sr. Valerie Grondin began teaching at Lourdes University in 2005 after twenty-two years as an elementary principal in Toledo area Catholic schools, four years as an assistant principal at Cardinal Stritch High School in Oregon Ohio and several years teaching both elementary and high school.

In the education department at Lourdes University, Sr Valerie has been the Director of the Adolescence to Young Adult Program helping students gain the knowledge, skills and dispositions which will make them success teachers in the high school classroom.


Differentiation, presented at the Toledo Islamic Academy, August 16-17, 2018

Generations, How We Learn and How Our Brains Adapt, presented at the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning SoTL Conference at Tiffin University, May 15, 2018

Ohio Assessment for Educators (OAE) Test Preparation Materials Review, Consultant, December, 2017

From Learning Objectives to Assessment, presented at the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning SoTL Conference at Tiffin University, May 15, 2017

Invited to attend the World Congress of Catholic Education, November 18-21, 2015, Rome, Italy

Using Formative Assessment Yields Data to Improve Instruction, presented at the National Catholic Education Conference, April 8, 2015, Orlando, Florida

Coaching and Mentoring Techniques for Managers, March 20, 2015, Franciscan Care Center, Sylvania, OH


Service to the University:

Faculty Senate, 2013, 2016-8

Assessment Committee 2018

Curriculum, Policy and Review Committee, Fall 1012 to 2017

Liaison at Tiffin University, Rank and Promotion Committee – first semester, fall 2011

Organizational Design Team member, spring 2017

Budget Committee, 2017-8

Service to the Community:

Sisters of St. Francis Assembly/Chapter Committee, 2018-present

Sisters of St Francis Budget Committee 2016-2018

Sisters of St Francis Governance Committee 2016-2018

Catholic Charities, Diocese of Toledo, Board of Directors, 2013- 2018

St Patrick Historic Pastoral Council, 2013-2017

Sisters of St. Francis Chapter of Mats Committee, Co-Chair 2013

Academic Excellence Foundation, Sylvania Schools, 2010-2012.

Golden Apple Awards Committee Member 2007-2011, 2014

St Patrick Historic Parish Communion Distributor and Lector, 2005 to present

EDA 210 Teaching Adolescents & Young Adults

EDA 235 Adolescent to Young Adult Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment

EDA 250 General Teaching Methods & Field Experience I

EDA 351 Social Studies Methods & Field Experience II

EDA 352 Science Methods & Field Experience II

EDA 353 Language Arts Methods & Field Experience II

EDA 354 Mathematics Methods & Field Experience II

EDA 355 Religious Education Methods & Field Experience II

EDA 490 Capstone Adolescents & Young Adult Student Teaching

EDM 235 Middle Childhood Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment

EDM 250 Middle Childhood Methods & Fiend Experience I

EDU 216 Multicultural & Social Issues in Education

EDU 329 Differentiated Instruction & Assessment