Registration Now Open for SVEA Convention 2016!

Register NOW for SVEA Convention!!

2016 SVEA Convention at The Holiday Inn Virginia Beach/Norfolk, March 18-19, 2016

Cost: $50 
(includes three workshops and materials, parking, overnight stay in a double-occupancy room, dinner, breakfast, and lunch)

Kick off Convention with Outreach to Teach at College Park Elementary (We need your help! See this post about submitting your task proposal)

Attend a career expo with recruiters from across Virginia! 

Our keynote will be special guests from Newport News who will take us "Back to Basics" with some classroom drama. 

Hope to see everyone there!

Outreach to Teach: Student Members, We Need YOUR Help!

Calling All SVEA Members!

We need YOUR help designing activities for Outreach to Teach! 

This year, we will be at College Park Elementary in Virginia Beach from 11:30AM to 3:00PM on March 18th. In order to invite increased participation and ownership of our Outreach to Teach event, we are asking SVEA members from all across the state to submit task proposals. A task is a 10-minute, educational (but fun!) activity that fourth and fifth graders will complete in groups of six. 

If you have a great idea for a task, please fill out this Task Proposal Form, including the Task Planning Template, and e-mail it to VP Katelyn Anderson at by UPDATE: February 15th. Task leaders will be notified by February 15th if their task has been chosen for implementation! Feel free to e-mail Katelyn if you have any questions!

Check out the Candidates for President and Vice President!!

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
Queyera Bagley

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
Katelyn Anderson

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.

New Grant Program Released

The National Student Program is now accepting applications for the NEASP CREATE Grants.  Deadline for applications is February 27, 2015.  
This is a new grant that will replace the former CLASS and SOAR grants.  The Criteria and Guidelines are attached.

CREATE Grants are chapter and/or statewide community service projects that positively promote the NEA Student Program through strategies designed to enhance public education, increase advocacy and outreach to communities; support younger educators involvement in the Association; and supports the development of innovative approaches to engagement.  

CREATE grants will be awarded for projects that align with the one or more of the core values of the NEA Student Program:  Teacher Quality (up to $3,000), Community Outreach (up to $3,000), and Political Action (up to $2,000).  If you are applying for more than one grant, you will need to submit a separate application for each category.

Or via the attached Adobe form (this form will be submitted electronically after it is filled out, be sure to keep copies for your files).  No paper grants will be accepted.

If you need to attach additional documents, please email them to Be sure to include the Project Name, Campus or State Chapter, and State Affiliate name in the body of the email.

All applications requesting amounts over $1,000 must include a 1-3 minute video presentation describing the project.   Applications that require a video submission will be narrowed down and featured online for public voting.  The top three videos in each pillar/category will be awarded their requested grant amount.

Video Submissions
·Introduce your project/Description of your project
VIDEOS MUST INCLUDE:  Name of project/event and who is included (state affiliate, partner orgs, etc.); Location of project/event; Short description (MAXIMUM 100 words); and the NEASP Core Value in which the project/event falls (Community Outreach, Political Action, or Teacher Quality)

· The video must be uploaded in either Youtube or Vimeo and the link shared in the appropriate space in the application form.
·Video submissions may be used for voting purposes.
·Videos may be posted online for public voting.
·Be sure that the content and length requirements are met, and that sound and video quality are good.
·Emphasis is placed on concept and the message, not on production values; effectively convey that message to the judges.
·Be creative and really market your project!

If you have any questions, please email:

VEA Lobby Day 2015

Sabrina Hayes (State President), Katelyn Anderson (Eastern Region Representative), and Tanneshala Wilson (SVEA member from Old Dominion University) headed to the capitol in Richmond on January 26th to participate in the 2015 VEA Lobby Day. They had the opportunity to lobby with fellow VEA members about the many issues and concerns regarding public education. Also, they attended a Senate Subcommittee on public education. Finally, they also attended the announcement and news briefing about the Put Kids First Campaign! Remember to mark your calendars for the rally which is April 18th! 

Thank you to all of those who attended the 2014 VEA Instructional Conference! This was the first time where the SVEA held their own programing and had such an amazing turn out! We had a whopping 86 student members from over 16 different schools! We held regional meetings, collaborated, networked, attended professional development workshops, and had a ton of FUN! Make sure you check out VEA's Flickr account, I spotted many student members:

SVEA Delegate Assembly - Call for Presentations

A Call for Presentations 
Student Virginia Education Association Delegate Assembly 
April 10 & 11, 2015 
The Westin Richmond 
6631 West Broad Street Richmond, Virginia 

The SVEA annual Delegate Assembly brings, on average, 125 college students from around the Commonwealth together for both professional development and strategic planning for the upcoming membership year.

We are seeking proposals for presentations in the following categories:  

Teaching and Learning 
  • Instructional strategies that work at the high school, middle school, and/or elementary levels
  • Practical, “Stuff-I-Can-Do-on-Monday” tips and strategies
  • Meeting the diverse needs of all students: cultural, economic, language, learning, special needs
  • Community, family, and school engagement
  • Model lesson designs 
  • Concurrent sessions will be one hour in length.
  • Preference will be given to proposals that are interactive in nature.
  • Please type or print clearly.
  • The title and description should accurately reflect the content, activities, and outcomes of your session.
  • Please adhere to the 50-word limit on your description.

Deadline for submitting proposals is December 15, 2015. 
Presenters will be notified by January 22nd whether they have been chosen to present at the conference. 

Application Document Here

Voter Registration Deadline!

The deadline for voter registration is fast approaching.  Make sure your voice is heard!

Follow this link HERE to register online.

Registration must be done by Oct. 14.  Let your voice be heard.

VEA 2014 Instruction and Professional Development Conference

Calling all Student Virginia Education Association members and friends. It's that time!!! The VEA 2014 Instruction and Professional Development Conference- Fri. Nov. 21- Sat. Nov. 22, 2014 at the beautiful Hilton Richmond Hotel and Spa! 

Cost for SVEA members is only $25 (includes overnight stay, breakfast, lunch and conference materials); and $55 for non members so remember to pay your dues! The new membership year started September 1st! Here is the link to join if you have not already: 

Don't miss this exciting conference, which will feature a special workshop for SVEA members, Virginia legislators, school leaders and much more! Registration is open through October 24.

Sign up now!