“Being a member helps me on a daily basis. It helps me become more knowledgeable about issues facing public education—and I can teach every day knowing I’m not alone. I have the power, resources and support of my Association behind me.”
“的 Association has been a partner in my professional growth. Through VEA publications and meetings, I’ve become a better teacher. I don’t think I’d be the professional I am now without the Association. All education employees should be members.”
“的 VEA has given me so many opportunities and such great training, not only to develop as a successful teacher but also as a leader in my local union. It’s helped me gain the courage to step outside my comfort zone and take on different roles. As the incoming District A president, I look forward to being a voice for southwest Virginia in promoting our wonderful school systems as well as continuing to advocate for better teacher pay. We educate the leaders of tomorrow and should be paid as such.”
“Being an Association member has allowed me to meet some amazing teachers throughout Virginia, and those relationships have been a great support and inspiration to me as I strive to be the best I can be for my students.”
T在这里 is no greater honor the VEA bestows for outstanding work in the classroom than this annual award. 它的赢家, singled out for an ability to communicate with students and boost their academic achievement and growth, earns $500 and becomes the state’s nominee for the NEA Foundation Award for Teaching Excellence.
Check back in November for next year’s nomination packet.
2019年的冠军是 快乐柯克, pictured with VEA President Jim Livingston. Joy has spent her entire 24-year career in Frederick County and teaches gifted students at Admiral Byrd Middle School. She’s known by her colleagues for her passion and leadership in classroom practice, 职业宣传, 重视多样性, 社区参与, 和职业发展. Kirk says she’s constantly amazed at the willingness of adults to answer the questions of middle school students and has had NASA scientists, 医生, 运动员, 作家们参观她的教室. Those experts are often first identified and later followed up with by her students.
离析Mini-奖助金. 成员s are encouraged to apply for up to $500 to support innovative instructional practices that foster student growth. Proposal projects and activities should be student-centered, 与发展相适应的, 并与课程保持一致. 的 application process is digital.
A $500 scholarship will be awarded to a high school senior intending to pursue a career in education. Dependents of a VEA or VEA-Retired member are eligible.查看所有奖学金
It’s important to have all your professional documents readily available. Here are some important ones you should consider keeping in your personal professional file, suggested by the National Education Association: