MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION

  

 

 

VBEA Membership Forms:   

VBEA Membership Application
VBEA 100% Membership Form

NBEA/SBEA Membership: 

On-Line Application
Application Form (PDF File)
Benefits for Members
Membership Directors

From the Membership Corner
Dana T. Dingell
 Vice President Membership Director
dtdingell@fcps.edu

VBEA Membership News

At a recent leadership retreat, members of my school’s leadership team focused on defining our school culture and to fine-tune our school’s vision.  We have been working on this revision for many months.  After many hours of hard work and collaboration, our message is clear, our vision is focused, and we have arrived at a way to communicate that vision, those values, and our mission in clear, concise terms that can be understood by faculty, staff, parents and students. 

Through this process, my thoughts began to focus on our profession …Business & Information Technology...and how we prepare students for their careers and for success in life.    I began to think…what is our vision?  Are we clear in how we see ourselves in this process as educators, mentors, advisers, professionals?  Do our students, business partners, and parents see our mission and what we are focused on?

We are poised to make great strides in the evolving landscape of education in Virginia….the direction is slowly moving away from focusing on SOL tests, accumulating AP course credits, and assessment based on memorization of facts.  According to the expert panels studying how to improve education in the nation, there should be a movement towards project based learning and preparing students for life skills.  This is nothing new for Business and Information Technology teachers!  We have been doing this for years…and doing it well!  Our students excel in careers, they are financially aware, and they assume positions of leadership early in their high school careers and never stop advancing!  They earn wages and academic credit while participating in our cooperative internship programs.  They network with business professionals, educators, and fellow students at the high school and collegiate levels.  They are moving forward at an astounding pace!

It is important that we not only vocalize and publish our mission and vision for the future, but also to lead by example.   As we gear up for FBLA and PBL this Fall, please take a moment to renew your professional memberships.  We are fortunate to have an active and strong membership in Virginia, but it can be better…be stronger…more visible and vocal.  We receive incredible support from Virginia DOE and CTE Resource Center, but are we sure all teachers know about these resources?  We have an abundance of career switchers and new teachers who may be a one-teacher department in his/her school.   Virginia teachers are represented by not one but three teachers as part of the SBEA Board, with Robin Albrecht serving as President this year, Dana Dingell as Vice President, and Janet Kreider as Treasurer.  Virginia has one of the larger NBEA membership rolls, and many of our Virginia teachers actively participate in a variety of roles within NBEA.  Virginia is one of the leading states in NBHS chapters enabling our students to become active in a national Honor Society.  Virginia ACTE is vital in advocating for Business education, Perkins funding, and program development and credentialing.  Our success is earned with hard work and dedication by members actively participating.  Our voice is only made stronger by active participation by ALL teachers, retired professionals, and students!  We need ALL Virginia Business and Information Technology teachers to be active members.

Please take a moment to encourage a colleague to join VBEA and all professional organizations.  The first year VBEA membership is FREE for all new teachers….they might not know it and it’s up to all of us to encourage and support them.  At this year’s conference, we met over 30 first time attendees…and I can tell you the future is bright!   Let’s keep the momentum going….join today!  Make sure your school has 100% membership.  There is strength in numbers….our vision is clear, but we need everyone to actively participate in advancing our program and helping our students to excel in their futures.  As you start the school year, your regional representatives (see contact list below) will be contacting you with membership opportunities … and maybe even a prize or two.   As your Membership chair, please feel free to contact me anytime with questions or comments at dtdingell@fcps.edu and to send in those 100% Membership forms.  Please make sure you are included on the ListServ and to follow us on Facebook.  Let’s make this school year a great one!

Dana Turner Dingell,
VBEA Vice President and Membership Chair

 

VBEA Regional Membership Representatives
Dana T. Dingell, Vice President Membership Director
dtdingell@fcps.edu

CARLOTTA EATON
POST SECONDARY EDUCATION REP
E-MAIL:
ceaton@nr.edu

ROBERTA BROWN AIGBOKHAEVBO
CAPITAL REGIONAL REP
E-MAIL:
rbrown3@richmond.k12.va.us

WANDA TAYLOR
GERMANNA REGIONAL REP
E-MAIL:
wtaylor@hs.spotsylvania.k12.va.us

KAYA SIWIEC
LONGWOOD REGIONAL REP
E-MAIL:
kayla.siwiec@powhatan.k12.va.us

TABITHA YOUNG
ACTING NEW RIVER REGIONAL REP
E-MAIL:
tabithayoung@gilesk12.org   

KATRINA CARAS
NORTHERN VIRGINIA REGIONAL REP
E-MAIL:
katrina.caras@acps.k12.va.us

TINA SHORTER
THOMAS NELSON REGIONAL REP
E-MAIL:
Tina.Shorter@nn.k12.va.us

CHARISSE WOODWARD
SHENANDOAH REGIONAL REP
E-MAIL:
woodwarc@frederick.k12.va.us

JANET KREIDER
TIDEWATER REGIONAL REP
E-MAIL:
Janet.Kreider@vbschools.com

ANNE BAKER
UVA'S COLLEGE AT WISE REGIONAL REP
E-MAIL:
abaker@wise.k12.va.us

ROSE MALONE
VSU REGIONAL REP
E-MAIL:
 rose_malone@ccpsnet.net

JESS TRUAX
VIRGINIA WESTERN REGIONAL REP
E-MAIL:
jtruax@rcps.info


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