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MA, George Mason University

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 1408
4400 University Dr.
MS 4B4
Fairfax, VA 22030


As the academic advisor for Elementary Education (ELED), Valerie supports all of the graduate and undergraduate students in the program from orientation through graduation. She has experience as a fourth grade teacher and over 15 years of experience in higher education which includes academic advising at both Mason and Northern Virginia Community College. She especially enjoys supporting the ELED Student Ambassadors, helping transfer students navigate their transition to Mason, and assisting first-year students with their adjustment from high school to college. In 2024 Valerie was awarded the V. Ann Lewis Academic Advisor of the Year Award. Valerie holds an MA in English from George Mason University and a BA in English from Benedictine College.