CHEA Winter Newsletter


CHEA's Action Agenda

Your organization's action agenda is developed listening to our members and potential members. What needs to change for you to be more effective for your students? How would you improve your working conditions to have an impact on student learning conditions? How must your compensation and benefits improve to help your family meet its budget needs?

Look for surveys and small group meetings in January to collect this information and be prepared to help build the action plan for success.

Representation and advocacy support are an important aspect of your membership. Our UniServ Director, Karen Olivares, is only a phone call or e-mail away. If you are looking for opportunities for professional growth and leadership training or experiencing difficulties with your evaluation, letters of reprimand, or parent complaints contact Karen Olivares at or 804-897-1756.

Mix and Mingle

Tuesday, Dec. 15th, 6:15-7:30pm

Meadowdale Library

CHEA partners with the Chesterfield Education Association on many projects. Our members are invited to attend a reception to welcome elected members of the House and Senate. Share refreshments with your colleagues and share your ideas and concerns about your classroom with those who make the decisions.

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Let Them Hear From YOU!!

The Virginia House of Delegates and Senators determine most of what will happen in your classroom. From curriculum to testing, salary to licensure, they will vote to make changes that impact your classroom and your profession. Become a cyberlobbyist and stay in the know.


CHEA membership and the strength of our collective voice are important as we move into evaluation season and actions related to the budget cycle (think 5% raise). If you are a member, THANK YOU! Not yet a member? Be part of the only advocacy organization that speaks with you and for you. Join today and your first dues deduction will be January 1, 2016.

Virginia Education Association Annual Delegate Assembly

Thursday, April 7th 2016 at 7pm to Saturday, April 9th 2016 at 4pm

Richmond Convention Center

The delegate assembly, the deliberative body that determines the goals, budget, and action plans, will convene Thursday, April 7, 2016, at the Richmond Convention Center. CHEA is eligible for 2 delegates to attend the assembly and represent the desires and positions of the members in Colonial Heights. The assembly begins Thursday evening and concludes on Saturday afternoon. Professional leave is provided for Friday, April 8.

All CHEA members in good standing are eligible to serve as delegates. If interested please respond and additional information will be forwarded.

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