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Joining the SVEA-Aspiring Educators has many advantages:

  • You'll be part of the leading group in Virginia watching out for future educators and have the full backing of the 40,000 members of the Virginia Education Association. Instantly, you'll have a professional community.
  • You'll get help with topics that you need to know and understand, like time and classroom management, lesson planning, handling stress, and many more.
  • You'll have outstanding learning and leadership opportunities through VEA conferences, micro-credential classes, in-person and virtual professional development and student conventions.
  • You'll get the liability insurance you'll need to protect yourself during student-teaching and practicums.
  • You'll have the change to network with both future and current educators from all around the state.
  • You'll have access to all the money-saving benefits and discounts that current VEA members enjoy, along with professional publications and websites.
  • You'll have a running start on your career -- and a good time!

Connect with SVEA Aspiring Educators today and start getting the support and opportunities you need immediately! 

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We have all heard about the conversations being had on CRT (critical race theory) and the importance of Honesty In Education...want to know more?? Join other education majors from across the country on October 20th at 8:00 pm ET! NEA wants to send all attendees something in the mail including a FREE Backpack! Be sure to Sign-In once you get into the zoom room, so we can get yours in the mail! Jot down this Zoom ID, invite your edu major peeps and we hope to see you there! Zoom Meeting ID: 921 1864 4883

State-Wide Game Night: October 1st @ 7:00 pm

The SVEA-AE State Executive Board is hosting a game night open to anyone looking to learn more about SVEA-AE. Wear your school pride and join us for Kahoot, Jackbox and more! Register here or use the QR code above.

For the full picture of VEA’s election efforts, go to the VEA Votes landing page. You’ll find information about deadlines, candidate recommendations, and much more.

Use these hashtags when you post and make sure you tag us @svea_aspiringed @neaaspiringed #SVEAAEVotes #VEAVotes #NEAVotes #AspiringEdLife Let’s make our aspiring educator voices heard!

NEA Aspiring Educators Training

 New or interested in leadership roles in your chapter this year? 

Join other Aspiring Educators to get the tools and support you need to have a great year!

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SVEA Convention 2020

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

Don't forget Convention time is election time! If interested in President or Vice President positions, you must complete the Officer Election Application by March 2, 2020.

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 2018-2019! We'll be voting on these offices as well as other board offices at Convention March 23rd & 24th.

Candidate for SVEA President
Catie Kruger

Hello All! I am Catie Kruger and I am a aspiring English educator at Old Dominion University. I have served on the SVEA Board of Directors for three years as the Underclassman Member at Large, Vice President and President. During my time in SVEA, I have attended the NEA Student Leadership Conference twice, the NEA Representative Assembly once, the NEA Minority and Women Leadership Training conference, as well as numerous amazing events at the state and local levels. Last year I served as a judge at the Educators Rising Conference and will be returning this year. This year at Old Dominion I also serve as the Grant Coordinator and worked hard to receive a NEA CREATE grant for a Read Across America Event. Prior to ODU. These amazing opportunities have been awarded to me due to SVEA and I hope to bring more opportunities to you across the state. My goal is to be as accessible to each of you as possible as we learn and grow together. As aspiring educators, we are at the forefront of issues in Education and people want to hear our voice. If elected my goal is to increase the dialogue from the state level to the local level as well as increase conversations from chapter to chapter. I would love to talk with you and share ideas on what you need from your association because I know that together we can make a difference. That is why I humbly ask for your vote for re-election this March. 

Candidate for SVEA Vice-President
Morgan Brown

Hello SVEA members, my name is Morgan Brown.  I am running for the position of Vice President.  I am a senior at Old Dominion University from the Richmond area and my major is Elementary Education. Being a student member of the Student Virginia Education Association for the past two years has been very rewarding and I have loved every minute of it! As a SVEA member, I have been active on the local, state, and national levels. Currently, I am on the SVEA Board of Directors as the Eastern Region Representative. Also, to my credit, I have served as Treasurer of the ODU SVEA Chapter. Presently, I am the Vice President of the ODU chapter. While at ODU, I have planned many activities that help shape our members become the best educators as possible. On the state level, I am the student representative on the Communication Committee and attended Lobby Day in Richmond, VA. This past summer I was fortunate enough to attend the Student Leadership Conference in Boston, MA. This conference awarded me the opportunity to form relationships with not only student members from across the country, but with VEA and NEA members. It is my goal to continue to represent SVEA well wherever it leads me and make certain our voices are heard.