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Elementary Education Academic Advisor

Elementary Education PK-6

Contact Information

Send email to Ms. Bartush

Phone: (703)993-3931
Fax: This information is not available
Email: vbartush (

George Mason University
Fairfax Campus
Thompson Hall 2300
4400 University Dr.
MS 4B4
Fairfax, VA 22030


Valerie serves as the academic advisor for graduate and undergraduate students preparing for licensure in elementary education. She has worked in higher education for 10 years in both the university and community college settings and has experience as a fourth grade teacher. Valerie holds an MA in English from George Mason University and a BA in English from Benedictine College.