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.
WOULD YOU LIKE TO SUPPORT WELV IN OUR EFFORTS AS WE SUPPORT YOU IN YOURS?
Annual Membership Dues Are As Low As $25
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.
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.
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.
Our thanks to American Fidelity for supporting women leaders!
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.
Dr. 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.
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.
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.