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.

 

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 1:
Regina Turner
Mathematics Specialist & Consultant
RTurner31@gmail.com

Region 1 Web Site
Region 1 Facebook Page

Region 2:
Lee-Ann O’Dell
Program Director, University of Virginia, School of Cont. & Professional Studies
lo4n@virginia.edu

Region 3:
Sheri Almond
Principal, Cople Elementary School, Westmoreland County Schools
almondsl@wmlcps.org

Region 4:
Jennifer Cavanaugh
Assistant Principal, Broad Run High School, Loudoun County Schools
jennifer.cavanaugh@loudoun.k12.va.us

Region 5:
Linda Reviea
Superintendent, Staunton City Schools
lreviea@staunton.k12.va.us

Region 6:
Brenda Blackburn
Superintendent, Montgomery County Schools
blackburn2010@hotmail.com

Region 7:
Haydee Robinson

Superintendent, Dickenson County Schools
hrobinson@dickenson.k12.va.us

Region 8:
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 2015 – 2016.

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

 

17TH ANNUAL WELV CONFERENCE

17th ANNUAL WELV CONFERENCE

Thursday, March 17  –  Friday, March 18, 2016


Holiday Inn, Charlottesville – University Area

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Carol Ann Tomlinson Keynote Speaker


Featuring a Keynote Address by the noted author and UVA professor Carol Ann Tomlinson, this year’s conference will examine the challenges and opportunities for women education leaders.

Over the two days of the conference, participants will have the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of issues of importance to them personally and to their professional communities through formal speeches, panel presentations, break-out sessions, and both social and professional networking activities.

The modest registration fee covers parking, breakfast and lunch each day, an evening reception on the first day, copies of all conference resource material–and membership in WELV through March 31, 2017.

 

2016 CONFERENCE DETAILS & REGISTRATION

 

2016 CONFERENCE SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

 

MANY THANKS TO THE SPONSORS OF

LAST SPRING’S 16th ANNUAL CONFERENCE

(Click on the logo to link to the sponsor’s web site)


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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

 

LORRAINE LANGE NAMED TO STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION

Dr. Lange, the 2012 Virginia Superintendent of the Year, was appointed by Governor Terry McAuliffe and confirmed by the General Assembly. Her four-year term on the Board began on July 1, 2015.

LorraineLange85x99Dr. Lange, a longtime supporter of WELV, retired as the Superintendent of Roanoke County Schools this spring and has already enthusiastically embraced her new position–one of many roles in Virginia’s public education that Dr. Lang has played over the years.

WELV Executive Director Elaine Fogliani interviews Dr. Lange here.

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. Tanesha 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.