It is a great pleasure to introduce myself as the Executive Director of Valor Academy. My name is Marvis McGowan, and I am a proud native of Columbus Ohio, a husband, father, and grandfather. I am passionate about serving my community both as an educator and a Senior Pastor at Shining Light Bible Mission Church.
I began my career in education 18 years ago as a fifth-grade teacher then a Behavioral Specialist, Chief Administrative Officer, Director of Student Affairs and Community Engagement Coordinator. Throughout this journey I learned to wear many hats to support students, from being in the classroom to cleaning bathrooms. I approach my current role as the Executive Director of Valor Academy of Ohio with the same passion and a servants-heart.
As we open enrollment for the 2022-2023, there is a lot to look forward to, from welcoming new students to hiring talented new teachers to support our growth. We are also excited to invite students to join our four-week summer experience. On behalf of everyone at Valor Ohio, it is our great honor to partner with you to serve the students of Columbus.