Valerie D. Johnson is an educator, speaker, and author of her debut book Count With Me On Granddad’s Farm. She loves math; and it is her mission to ignite a love of math in children! She also has a passion for working with parents. She developed a parent program, Parent Lunch and Learn, to share strategies and hands-on activities to support learning at home. Her parent program ideas have been featured in publications such as Ideas Staff Can Use and 101 Ways to Create Real Family Engagement.She has presented at numerous conferences for Fairfax County Public Schools, the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Staff Development for Educators, the Virginia State Parent Teachers Association, and the Virginia Council of Teachers of Mathematics. She has published articles in the Virginia Journal of Education; and was awarded educational grants to create and send home Math Take-home Toolkits to help support learning at home.Valerie earned a Master of Science in Education from the University of Pennsylvania's Graduate School of Education. She is a member of Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education and the Virginia Council of Teachers of Mathematics.