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.
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
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 2016 – 2017.
If you would like to form an affiliate chapter in your region, please contact Elaine Fogliani, WELV’s Executive Director.
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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!
WELV REPS PRESENT AT VASCD ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Elaine 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 Baptist, Kim 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.
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.
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.
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.