WELCOME TO WELV

Established in 1998, Women Education Leaders in Virginia (WELV) is a not-for-profit organization, affiliated with the Curry School at the University of Virginia, that includes and supports women in all areas of education in Virginia.

Click on “About WELV” above to learn more about our organization.

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS
(2016 -2017)

President – Beth Baptist

Past President – Gena Keller

President-Elect – Linda Reviea

Vice President – Staci England

Secretary – Kim Evans

Treasurer – Sheri Almond

Higher Ed Rep – Paula Lichiello

Exec. Dir. Emerita – Margaret Blackmon

Executive Director – Elaine Fogliani

Administrative Assistant – Liza Scallet

 

 

GET INVOLVED

WOULD YOU LIKE TO SUPPORT WELV IN OUR EFFORTS AS WE SUPPORT YOU IN YOURS?

Annual Membership Dues Are As Low As $25

OR

CONTACT YOUR REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR ORGANIZATION

[List of School Divisions in Each Region]

Region I:
Regina Turner
Mathematics Specialist & Consultant, Sussex County Schools
RTurner31@gmail.com

Region 1 Web Site
Region 1 Facebook Page

Region II:
Lee-Ann O’Dell
Program Director, University of Virginia, School of Cont. & Professional Studies
lo4n@virginia.edu

Region III:
Jane Geyer
Principal, Washington & Lee HIgh School, Westmoreland County Schools
geyerjs@wmlcps.org

Region IV:
Jennifer Cavanaugh
Assistant Principal, Broad Run High School, Loudoun County Schools
jennifer.cavanaugh@loudoun.k12.va.us

Region V:
Robyn Bolling
Principal, Greer Elementary School, Albemarle County Schools
rbolling@k12albemarle.org

Region VI:
Beth Umbarger
Assistant Principal, Burlington Elementary School, Roanoke County Schools
bumbarger@rcs.k12.va.us

Region VII:
Vacant

Contact Elaine Fogliani, WELV Executive Director
afogliani@aol.com

Region VIII:
Merle Herndon
Superintendent, Halifax County Schools
mherndon@halifax.k12.va.us

 

 

WELV AFFILIATES



The WELV Affiliates Program began in the fall of 2013, when a group of educators from Fredericksburg decided to form a local “affiliate” chapter of WELV.

The goal of the program is to support the WELV mission by providing opportunities for social as well as professional networking and to extend the mentoring and the discussion of issues that are such a valuable part of the WELV Annual Conference each spring.

Learn more about the WELV Affiliates Program here.

WELV now has affiliate chapters in Region I (3D), Region III (WILd), and Region IV (WALL).

New regional chapters are expected to be formed in 2016 – 2017.

If you would like to form an affiliate chapter in your region, please contact Elaine Fogliani, WELV’s Executive Director.

 

 

18TH ANNUAL WELV CONFERENCE

18th ANNUAL WELV CONFERENCE

“EMPOWER YOURSELF . . . EMPOWER OTHERS:

MINDSETS FOR LEADING AND LEARNING”

Thursday, March 16  –  Friday, March 17, 2017


Holiday Inn, Charlottesville – University Area

 

CONFERENCE OVERVIEW & REGISTRATION

 

The Eighteenth Annual WELV Conference will bring education leaders to Charlottesville for two days of dynamic presentations and in-depth dialogue. The conference will provide participants with the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of how they can empower themselves and empower others by developing the mindsets for leading and learning.

Mary Cay Ricci

Mary Cay Ricci

Featuring a Keynote Presentation by Mary Cay Ricci, the noted educator who wrote the ground-breaking New York Times best-seller, Mindsets in the Classroom, the conference will dive into issues of empowerment and leadership through formal speeches, break-out sessions, panel discussions, and a host of personal and professional networking opportunities.

Other presenters will include Noelle Ellerson, who will look broadly at federal education policy, and Cindy Moss, who will focus on how STEM can promote growth mindsets that empower female students.

 

 

CONFERENCE OVERVIEW & REGISTRATION

 

SPONSORSHIP INFORMATION &

REGISTRATION FORM

 

BREAK-OUT SESSIONS –

PROPOSAL OVERVIEW & PROCESS


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MANY THANKS TO LAST YEAR’S SPONSORS OF

THE WELV ANNUAL CONFERENCE


This Year’s Sponsors Coming Soon . . . Join Them!

 

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WELV SOCIAL MEDIA

Twitter  –  https://twitter.com/welv_va

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BUSINESS

PARTNERSHIP

INITIATIVE

 

WELV is honored to have the support of American Fidelity Assurance Company as our first Business Partner. American Fidelity has more than 50 years of experience providing financial security solutions to the education community and is also an excellent resource for school systems in understanding the new healthcare laws.

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Our thanks to American Fidelity for supporting women leaders!

Learn more about the benefits of our Business Partnership Initiative

 

 WOMEN LEADERS

IN THE NEWS

 

WELV REPS PRESENT AT VASCD ANNUAL CONFERENCE

presence-coverElaine Fogliani, the executive director of WELV, will moderate a panel presentation at the VASCD Annual Conference in Willliamsburg on December 1. Joining her on the panel will be WELV members Beth BaptistKim Evans, and Linda Reviea.

Using Amy Cuddy’s NY Times best-seller Presence as the anchor, the presentation–“Harnessing Presence, Poise, and Confidence for Your Biggest Challenges”–will focus on the concept of “presence” as it applies to women leaders. Click here for a  PowerPoint version of the presentation. Click here for a handout with the presentation’s agenda and key discussion points.

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MEET JANE GEYER, THE NEW REGION III REPRESENTATIVE

Jane Geyer earned a B.S. in Secondary Education with a concentration in Biology from the State University of New York at Oswego. She earned a M.S. in Secondary Education with a concentration in Affective Education at the same university.

geyerFor 10 years in Upstate New York she taught Life Science, Physical Science, Biology, Applied Chemistry I and II, and Astronomy to students in grades 7-12.

She moved to Virginia and accepted a teaching position with Westmoreland County Public Schools. For 6 years, she taught Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Life Science, and Physical Science.

After earning a Post Graduate Certificate in Administration and Supervision, she served as a middle school assistant principal for 3 years in Westmoreland. She was also the Standards of Learning Specialist, Division Director of Testing in the school division. She then became the principal of Montross Middle School, serving for seven years. She is now in her second year as the principal of Washington and Lee High School in Westmoreland County.

Jane has been an active member of WELV for 6 years and a member of the National Association of Secondary School Principals for 13 years. 

 

AMBASSADORS

PROGRAM

 

The WELV Ambassadors Program provides an opportunity for individual women leaders to lead outreach efforts for WELV. Whether hosting “chat and chew” sessions on important issues for women in leadership positions, sharing cutting-edge innovations in pedagogy, or simply meeting informally with other women educators in the state to talk about their daily challenges and long-range aspirations, our Ambassadors spread WELV’s core mission of advancing the interests of women education leaders in Virginia.

RachalDr. Taneshia H. Rachal, Ed.D., the first WELV Ambassador

WELV AWARDS

WELV’s Awards Program recognizes distinctive achievements by women leaders in Virginia public education.

And our broad community of WELV supporters plays a crucial role in helping us to select deserving winners!

Acting on nominations from the community, the WELV Board of Directors examines the full range of a potential winner’s accomplishments as they relate to and reflect the purpose of each award. Winners are celebrated at our Annual Conference in March.

For more information about an award, please click on a page link under WELV Awards on the Menu at the top of this page.