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
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!
Check out our newsletters for the latest happenings at WELV.
The Winter 2015 Newsletter provides a ton of information about the 2015 WELV Annual Conference in March, Region I and Region IV updates, a review of the Lynchburg Forum in October, details about WELV Annual Awards . . . and gobs of other news!
The Fall 2014 Newsletter features a celebration of two of our founding members, information on our new Ambassadors Program, details on the Lynchburg Forum and Annual Conference, a shout-out to our first Business Partner . . . and lots more!
We are thrilled to announce the selection of our first WELV Ambassador, Dr. Tanesha H. Rachal, Ed.D.
A life-long educator, Dr. Rachal is particularly committed to providing educational reform for diverse student populations, critically examining curriculum and pedagogy, and increasing achievement and equity in schools.
Dr. Rachal was instrumental in the formation of WELV’s first affiliate group in Fredericksburg. Becoming a WELV Ambassador was a logical next step for her: “I had been intrigued by the concept and overall mission of WELV since I heard about it a few years ago. The idea of bonding together as women to inspire, motivate, support, and uplift one another truly speaks to my core values as a leader.
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 2015 WELV Awards on the Menu at the top of this page.