She resembles and lder woman in human form, but in reality is a vye.
She is very good with all of the children, and like Nix she is very kind. She is almost like a grandmother to them, but still does not do anything to stop what is going on. Max finds out that she is a vye by giving her a difficult riddle.
Like Nix, Valya was also a potential who could not have access to Rowan because she was a Vye. She lost all of her family 20 years ago when Rowan Agents ambushed them while they were celebrating her uncle`s birthday. She too was a professor before Astaroth came to power.