Phone: (540) 751-2400


Degrees and Certifications:

BS - Management Studies, University of Maryland University College MSEd with emphasis on Adapted Curriculum - George Mason University - In progress Virginia State Provisional Teaching License

Mr. Dan Loper

Greetings and welcome to my updated homepage for our new Virtual High School. Please note my modifications for this new reality we are in:

Please submit any questions to me through Remind, email, or Schoology any time of day or night. I will respond by the end of the next schoolday. 

I am excited to be parntered with Ms. Michelle Plunkett, Physicist, for Physics and Ms. Taryn Langmead for Geospatial Science. We are each highly committed to continued student success. If you have any questions for us, please email the team members, and we will work on an answer/resolution soonest and respond to you by the end of the next business day. 

A little bit about my background: I began my teaching career as a long and short-term substitute in March of 2017. After teaching Extended School Year (ESY) in 2018, I took the Job Coach position here at Valley for the 2018-2019 school year and was hired as a special education Case manager for the 19-20 school year working with the science department.

Prior to teaching, I was an active-duty member of the US Air Force, retiring in 2012 after 21 years. I had an excellent Air Force career, spending my entire time in the Space Operations career field. At various times in my career, I had the opportunity to teach military and civilian personnel on varied topics from first response to space operations. This experience in teaching a diverse population prepared me for classrooms in the public-school setting.

I wish each of you an amazing school year. I look forward to working with each of you.


- Dan