Petitions are available for one FEA At-large Director term expiring July 31, 2015. Candidates are required to obtain at least 50 member signatures on their petitions, 25 of which must be from members at schools other than the candidate’s base school. Petitions are due in the FEA office by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 17. This special election will take place at the January 21 Representative Assembly. Click HERE for petition!
Become a Delegate to the VEA or NEA Convention
If you intend to become a delegate for the VEA or NEA conventions in the spring, you must complete an intent form to have your name placed on the ballot for the election in January. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, December 17. The VEA Convention will be held in Hampton, VA, March 26-28, 2015; and the NEA Convention will be in Orlando, FL, July 1-6, 2015. Click HERE for brochure ; Click HERE for intent form.
Nominations Due for ESP of the Year!
It’s that time once again to nominate one of your Education Support Professional (ESP) colleagues for the ESP of the Year Award. This award is given annually to an ESP member who has made significant contributions to their schools, communities, and their profession. The recipient of the FEA-ESP of the Year Award will receive $200, a restaurant gift certificate and will be announced at the January FEA Representative Assembly. The winner will also be nominated for Virginia Education Association ESP of the Year Award.
Nomination packets (click here) must be received in FEA’s office by the noon on Monday, January 5, 2015. Nomination packets can be returned via US Mail or Pony, to Bertie Hamilton. Questions? Contact Bertie Hamilton at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703.352.7300.
Submitted by Kimberly Adams on Tue, 12/16/2014 - 8:01pm
I spend a fair amount of time on social media reading about the challenges and successes that my hard-working colleagues and fellow FEA members are experiencing every day. I often come across a post that causes my heart to ache: “I am thinking about leaving teaching.” I know that those words are real because I have thought them myself on several occasions, especially in December.