WELV’s Awards 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.

2018 Award Recipients at WELV’s 19th Annual Conference presented on March 15, 2018

Leadership in Public Education Award - Dr. Steve Staples
The first time this award has been presented, and the first
time to a male colleague.

Outstanding Service to Education Award - Dr. Pamela Moran

Spirit Award - Dr. Yvonne Smith-Jones (center)

(also pictured Elaine Fogliani, Margaret Blackmon, and Regina Turner)