|Kelly, Hannah, Dave, Debbie, & Christy|
David Palanzi, our full-time release President, devotes his time to our membership concerns. Kelly Byrd and Christy Sullivan are the UniServ Directors who advise members regarding employment related issues. Debbie Harris is our Office Admin, she runs the office. Hannah Cariker is our Receptionist, you know her as the voice of LEA.
Local workshops are conducted by the LEA and the Virginia Education Association to enhance your professional development while you earn recertification points. LEA effectively advocates for educational issues with the school board and board of supervisors.
Membership in the 40,000-member-strong Virginia Education Association makes you a part of an experienced and effective statewide organization that advocates for education issues in Richmond. VEA lobbies the State Board of Education, Department of Education and the Virginia General Assembly. Membership in the National Education Association, with over 3.2 million members, makes you a part of the largest education association in the nation. NEA monitors education issues including ESSA, IDEA, Head Start, tuition tax credits and vouchers in Congress.