Awards

WELV Awards

WELV’s Award 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.

Mentor Award

Regional Woman Leader of the Year

Spirit Award

Outstanding Service to Education Award

Rising Star Female Leader Award

Breaking the Glass Ceiling Award


2020 Award Winners

Dr. Kristy Somerville-Midgette (center) receives WELV’s 2020 Mentor Award
Also pictured, Dr. Kim Evans and Dr. Sarah Tanner-Anderson
Dr. Carol Carter receives WELV's 2020 Spirit Award
Dr. Carol Carter receives WELV’s 2020 Spirit Award
Also pictured, Dr. Kim Evans

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Ms. Katrina Lee recipient of WELV’s 2020 Rising Star Award
Also pictured, Dr. Kim Evans and Dr. Gena Keller

Dr. Laurie McCullough receipient of WELV's 2020 Outstanding Leadership to Education Award

Dr. Laurie McCullough receipient of WELV’s 2020 Outstanding Leadership to Education Award
Also pictured, Dr. Kim Evans, Dr. Sarah Tanner-Anderson, and Dr. Gena Keller

Virginia General Assembly House Speaker, Eileen Filler-Corn receives WELV's Breaking the Glass Ceiling Award

Virginia General Assembly House Speaker, Eileen Filler-Corn receives WELV’s Breaking the Glass Ceiling Award
Also pictured Dr. Sarah Tanner-Anderson, Ms. Taneshia Rachal, and Elaine Fogliani


2019 Award Winners

Dr. Kim Evans - 2019 Mentor Award

Dr. Kim Evans - 2019 Mentor Award

Dr. Beth Baptist - 2019 Spirit Award

Dr. Beth Baptist - 2019 Spirit Award

Dr. Amy Griffin - 2019 Outstanding Service to Education Award
Dr. Amy Griffin - 2019 Outstanding Service to Education Award

Dr. Sarah Tanner-Anderson - 2019 Rising Star Award - Higher Education
Dr. Sarah Tanner-Anderson - 2019 Rising Star Award - Higher Education
Dr. Shannon Grimsley - 2019 Rising Star Award - Pre-K12
Shannon Grimsley - 2019 Rising Star Award - Pre-K12