Géraldine Duval is a dedicated educator/administrator with experience in teaching, facilitative leadership, organizational development, advocacy, and organizing. Her journey began in high school as a fervent young volunteer supporting adult literacy, in addition to family and community services. She is an impassioned promoter of transformative ideas, dedicated to ensuring the advancement of the education system through innovative policies and best practices. Géraldine currently serves as the assistant executive director for MSEA’s Center for Education Policy and Practice (CEPP).
Géraldine previously served as the treasurer for the Montgomery County Education Association for five years, where she advocated for progressive contracts to support educators and ensured that the budget truly reflected the priorities of the organization and its members. Throughout her career, she provided supervision and guidance for local teacher evaluation plans and policies, career ladders, state regulatory changes in induction programs, school discipline, certification pathways, and legislative policies, such as pension reforms and the Less Testing, More Learning legislative initiative of the association. Prior to her role at CEPP, Géraldine was the co-manager of the New Teacher Induction Program and coordinator of the National Board Program for the 16th largest district in the nation. During her tenure, her hard work facilitated many initiatives that contributed to her school district earning a gold medal rating as a top public school system in the nation.
Géraldine approaches the work with a global perspective. In her travels to over 20 countries, she has immersed herself in diverse cultures, learning about their education systems. This affords her the ability to evaluate programs, and design curricula, from a comprehensive cultural diversity and equity lens to meet the needs of diverse audiences.
Géraldine holds an MBA from John Hopkins University as well as a Leadership Development certificate. Her Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education in Mathematics, from the University of Maryland, supported her work as a teacher. She also holds various certifications, such as National Board Certification and Administration and Supervision Certification. She has delivered presentations and seminars on various educational issues at the local, state, national, and international levels. Her leadership and contributions have been recognized with numerous awards, including the AHP Community Award and the National Staff Association for the Improvement of Instruction (NSAII) 1st Place & Pacesetter Awards between 2013 and 2019. Géraldine values continuous learning and creating spaces for educators to share their professional expertise and elevate their voices.