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2010-11 Mini-Grants Fund Teacher Dreams

Each year, the VEA’s Office of Teaching and Learning funds dreams for members and students through the Mini-Grant program. For 2010-11, each of the following educators received up to $500 to pay for an innovative classroom project that they would not have been able to get off the ground without extra resources:

• Anne W. Straume of the Albemarle Education Association, for “Peeking at the Past to Paint the Present.”
• Angelique Clarke of the Chesterfield Education Association, for “Reading for Real.”
• Debbie Somers of the Carroll Education Association, for “Pre-K Buddies.”
• Sharon Curino of the Gloucester Education Association, for “It’s Easy Being Green.”
• Kathy Hayden of the Loudoun Education Association, for “Monarchs, Milkweed and Mexico.”
• Kim Beuerle of the Lynchburg Education Association, for “Improving Reading through Audiobooks.”
• Kelly Stewart of the Montgomery County Education Association, for “BUILDing Mathematicians.”
 Janet Eanes of the Newport News Education Association, for “Peanut Butter, Jam and Orff.”
• Sydney Minter of the Newport News Education Association, for “Poetry in Motion: Year Two.”
• Oraneatta Holmes of the Richmond Education Association, for “Storytelling in 3-D.”
• Holly Wilson of the Roanoke County Education Association, for “Counting on Frank: Math Meets English.”
• Barbara DellaValle of the York Education Association, for “Summer Tune-Up.”

Pre-Legislative Meetings Set

As Virginia’s difficult economic times continue, it may be more important than ever for VEA’s voice to be heard in the halls of power. To help our members communicate effectively on behalf of schools and school staff members, the VEA’s Office of Government Relations is holding a series of regional Pre-Legislative Workshops around the state.

Among the topics on the agenda will be the November elections, the fiscal situation in Virginia and its effects on school funding, and a look at some legislative issues and legislators.

The workshop schedule is below; contact your UniServ office for details. Each local association is entitled to send five representatives. Please register as far in advance as possible to help with meal counts.

Oct. 4  Hampton
Oct. 7  Norfolk
Oct. 12  Fairfax
Oct. 25  Abingdon
Oct. 26  Roanoke/Salem
Oct. 27  Staunton
Nov. 11  Danville
Nov. 15  Brunswick
Nov. 16  Richmond



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