Learn more about the candidates running for President and Vice President for the SVEA Board of Directors 2015-2016! We'll be voting on these offices as well as other board offices at Convention April 10th & 11th.
Candidate for President
A leader is someone whom people follow but also someone who is able to guide and direct others. It is a person who is able to inspire, to be a strong team player, to be an inspiration and to have ambition. I am Queyera L. Bagley, a current senior from Richmond, VA studying mathematics and secondary education at Virginia State University My career aspirations are to teach mathematics in inner city schools years prior to creating a Christian Academy through my church. Though my future goals are set, it is important for me to take the opportunity to now to put my leadership skills to work by becoming a leader amongst my peers. Over the past year, I have had the opportunity to serve as Vice-President for the Student Virginia Education Association. Under the leadership and guidance of Sabrina Hayes, I have been able to gain much insight needed to continue on this great organization. I am able and ready to continue on such a great legacy and help Student Virginia Education Association members to transition from good students to great teachers.
Candidate for Vice-President
Hello, my name is Katelyn Anderson and I would like to be your SVEA Vice President. I am studying at Old Dominion University and I will graduate in May 2017 with my Master’s in Elementary Education. I have been involved with the SVEA since my freshman year. Being an SVEA member has given me wonderful opportunities to connect with other future teachers, VEA members, and my community. The SVEA has also enabled me to build my leadership skills, serving as both Secretary and current Vice President of the SVEA at ODU and as the current Eastern Region Representative at the state level. I have learned how to work with others to ensure the common goal of preparing Virginia’s future teachers for the classroom. This year, I was the chairperson of the third annual STEM Day at ODU, a community service event that reaches out to local elementary students and brings them to ODU for a day of hands-on science, technology, engineering, and math. This experience has been one of the most rewarding I have had as a part of the SVEA, and I believe it has enhanced the skills I would bring to the state level as Outreach Coordinator, part of the Vice President’s job. I look forward to continuing to work with future teachers across Virginia as part of the SVEA.