Professional Organizations

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School Librarianship


American Association of School Librarians

The mission of the American Association of School Librarians empowers leaders to transform teaching and learning.

American Library Association

The mission of the American Library Association is to provide leadership for the development, promotion, and improvement of library and information services and the profession of librarianship in order to enhance learning and ensure access to information for all.

Virginia Association of School Librarians

The mission of the Virginia Association of School Librarians is to be the recognized voice for excellence in Virginia's school libraries. VAASL's aim is to promote literacy, information access and evaluation, love of literature, effective use of technology, collaboration in the teaching/learning process, intellectual freedom, professional growth, instructional leadership, and lifelong learning.

Virginia Library Association

The Virginia Library Association is a statewide organization whose purpose is to develop, promote, and improve library and information services and the profession of librarianship in order to advance literacy and learning and to ensure access to information in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Virginia State Reading Association

Virginia State Reading Association (VSRA) is a professional organization of educators and interested individuals actively engaged in the development of literacy throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia.

The mission of the Virginia State Reading Association is to lead in the promotion of literacy through collaboration, advocacy and professional development and to further the mission and goals of the International Reading Association.

International Literacy Association

The mission of the International Literacy Association is to promote reading by continuously advancing the quality of literacy instruction and research worldwide.

Since 1956, ILA has been a nonprofit, global network of individuals and institutions committed to worldwide literacy. More than 53,000 members strong, the Association supports literacy professionals through a wide range of resources, advocacy efforts, volunteerism, and professional development activities. Our members promote high levels of literacy for all by: Improving the quality of reading instruction, Disseminating research and information about reading, and Encouraging the lifetime reading habit.

Elementary and Middle School Mathematics

The Virginia Council of Teachers of Mathematics is an organization for all mathematics teachers in Virginia, from elementary through college, from prospective to practicing teachers.

The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics supports and advocates for the highest-quality mathematics teaching and learning for each and every student.

Educational Leadership

WELV: The mission of Women Education Leaders in Virginia is to empower and support women seeking positions within educational leadership through mentorship, idea sharing, and knowledge building. 

VASCD: The mission of The Virginia Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development is to advance excellence in learning, teaching, and leading within Virginia schools.