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! 

Student Debt Tour With Senator Warner

Senator Warner will kick-off a "Student Debt Tour" next week and we are hoping you all will try to attend. 

Please come out to support Senator Warner if you can. Unfortunately some of these events may be while you are in class but even if you cannot attend please encourage anyone who is available to attend at your local chapter! 

Old Dominion University
Tuesday, September 2nd
9:45 AM - 11:30 AM
Webb Center in the Newport News Room
300 West 49th Street, Norfolk, VA

William and Mary University
Tuesday, September 2nd
12:45 PM - 2:30 PM
Wren Building in the Great Hall
111 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185

Virginia State University
Tuesday, September 2nd
3:45 PM - 5:00 PM
Gateway Dining and Events Center
1 Hayden Drive
Petersburg, VA 23806

Virginia Commonwealth University
Wednesday, September 3rd
10:45 AM - 12:30 PM
VCU Student Commons in the Richmond Salon
907 Floyd Ave
Richmond, VA

University of Virginia
Wednesday, September 3rd
2:45 PM - 4:30 PM
O'Hill Forum
525 McCormick Rd
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904
(Go Past the Entrance to Crossroads. The entrance to the Forum will be on your right.) 

Virginia Western Community College
Thursday, September 4th
11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
Natural Science Center
3102 Colonial Avenue SW,
Roanoke, VA 24015

Virginia Tech
Thursday, September 4th
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Brush Mountain Room A&B
Squires Student Center
290 College Avenue
Blacksburg, VA 24061

George Mason University
Thursday, September 4th
5:15 PM - 6:30 PM
The HUB,
Back Ballroom
George Mason University Fairfax, VA

SVEA at Reggie Smith Organizing School

(l to r) Coty Frye, Sabrina Hayes, Katelyn Anderson, Donna Hamilton
University of Richmond - Richmond, Va

News from the NEA Conference

Our President, Sabrina Hayes, is reporting to us from the NEA Conference in Denver, Colorado...

"So just a few updates of what is going on in Denver! I'm going to do multiple posts that deal with different subjects. First, at the Student Leadership Conference Stephanie Terezon, a VSU senior, was re-elected to the NEA SP Board of Directors. Also, Brittany White, also a student from VSU, was elected to the NEA SP Resolutions Committee! Yay!!!! And finally, Old Dominion University won two national awards. ODU won for Outstanding Local Excellence and also for Outstanding CLASS Project! This is why these awards are so vital! The awards submitted to the state convention then go on to the national level! More schools in VA need to be recognized for all the great work that they are doing!"

check back for more updates from Sabrina.

UVA loved their experience with a VEA workshop!!

Model Teacher Workshop
We were lucky enough to have Rebecca Jasman, the president of the Blue Ridge Uniserv present the Model Teacher Workshop.  She offered some great tips on how to effectively manage a classroom. Some key points featured at this workshop ranged from behavioral management to technology in the classroom. We started off the morning by discussing various ways to address positive and negative behaviors, allowing us to hear our what our peers were doing and get advice on ways to deal with common issues. From there, we learned ways to plan our lessons based on the Universal Design method. In groups, we practiced planning a lesson and picking out what we felt was most important based on our curriculum. Another portion of the morning was spent informing us on the many technologies that can assist us in the classroom. From parent-teacher connections to in classroom polls, these technologies can help with classroom interaction and help improve feedback.
At the end of the workshop, we watched the presentation on all that VEA has done over the years for education and teachers. We were really inspired by all the lobbying and political action that VEA has done to secure legislation for the protection of teachers, improvement of public education, and benefit of students. SVEA at UVA has not done much with political action, so we think that should definitely be a goal to work toward next year. Specifically, we can educate members about the importance of voting in the gubernatorial and senatorial elections in November 2014. Education issues are usually not issues of main importance in these candidates' campaigns, so it might be helpful for SVEA to investigate these and spread awareness to members as well as other UVA students. We can also encourage members to follow VEA's legislative reports so that they are always aware of what our parent organization is doing to make the education workforce better for us upcoming teachers. We plan on reading the VEA Legislative Guide to continue to come up with ideas for how SVEA can get more politically involved, because we think some of our members might be interested in taking action beyond the classroom and into the courthouse!

Check out the Candidates for Vice President and President!!

Learn more about the candidates running for Vice President and President for the SVEA Board 2014-2015! We'll be voting on these offices as well as the other board offices at Convention April 11th-12th.

Vice 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.  My name is Queyera L. Bagley.  I am a current junior from Richmond, VA studying mathematics and secondary education here at Virginia State University.   Currently, I have a 2.9 GPA.  Upon graduation, I am interested in obtaining a master’s degree in Special Education from 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 now to put my leadership skills to work by becoming a leader of my class. My previous services and leadership roles have given me enough experience to become the perfect candidate for Vice President of the Student Virginia Education Association. 


Sabrina Hayes

Hello fellow SVEA members! Some of you may already know me, but for those that do not my name is Sabrina Hayes. I am a rising senior at Old Dominion University and I am studying to become a Secondary Education English teacher. I have been a member of the Student Virginia Education since my freshman year and since have served as the Treasurer of the Old Dominion University Chapter and have served as a CLASS Grant Coordinator. Currently, I am the ODU SVEA President and also serve on the Board of Directors as the Eastern Region Representative. Joining the SVEA was certainly one of the best decisions I have made in my college career. I have made life long friends, gained incredible mentors, aided my community, attended a variety of professional development workshops, and come across so many other amazing opportunities. Therefore, I have gained a tremendous amount of skills involving leadership, communication, organization, and all over excitement for the undertakings of this organization! I hope to continue to bring my enthusiasm and each of these skills to the SVEA, and I look forward to seeing each of you at convention!

Register for Convention 2014

It's finally here!!!

Convention is upon us! But before we can all get together, have fun, and learn incredible skills from a great choice of workshops, you need to sign up!


to click on this link in order to register for Convention which is April 11-12, 2014!

Your state board cannot wait to hang out with all of you awesome future teachers!!!

So sign up!! In case you missed it, here's the link again!

If you're sitting there wondering what this whole convention thing is, don't worry, just check out this video starring SVEA members across the state!