Until 1971 in Virginia, a pregnant teacher had to resign “before she began to show.” VEA/NEA won the fight to overrule mandatory leave for expectant teachers in Chesterfield, VA.
1973 VEA wins fair grievance procedure for teachers and in 2009 for ESP’s
Mary Hatwood Futrell born in Altavista and taught in Alexandria 1960-1976, served as VEA President from 1976-78 NEA President from 1983-89.
Dr. Futrell was influential in the formation of National Board for Professional Teaching Standards
2001 VEA’s Brighter Futures Campaign Brought $1.5 Billion to VA Schools
2009 VEA wins planning time for elementary teachers after 36 years…
Our Vision A great public school for every child in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Our Mission The mission of the Virginia Education Association is to unite our members and local communities across the Commonwealth in fulfilling the promise of a high quality public education that successfully prepares every single student to realize his or her full potential. We believe this can be accomplished by advocating for students, education professionals, and support professionals. New member w/ building rep in Chesterfield County