VEA Underrepresented Male Educators Symposium

VEA Underrepresented Male Educators Symposium



Virginia Education Association (VEA) is pleased to announce the Underrepresented Male Educators (UME) Symposium to be held February 17, 2018 at Virginia State University, 1 Hayden Drive, Petersburg, VA 23806.

The target audience for this day-long gathering includes, but is not limited to high school, undergraduate and graduate students, teacher educators, K-12 and postsecondary administrators, retired educators, human resource personnel, community organizations and policymakers. Participants will engage in a variety of discussions on topics related to recruitment and retention of a diverse teacher workforce, with males of color, in particular.

Symposium highlights include: Friday night welcome event, Virginia State University campus tour, Saturday meet and greet breakfast, Saturday Legacy Luncheon, keynote address, workshops on a variety of topics including mentoring, career paths, sexual harassment, academic support programs, financial planning and more.

There will be vendors, exhibitors and special performances. Special guests include award-winning male educators, and elected officials.

The cost to attend is $60 for VEA/NEA members and NEA affiliate staff; $35 for SVEA and High School students; and $80 for all others. Registration is open through February 5, 2018 or until the symposium fills.

Please note: Online registration requires a credit/debit card.
If you would like to use another form of payment, please contact Sonia Lee at (804) 648-5801.