Candidate for SVEA President
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
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.