« VASCD Awards Nominations Form Closes December 15

Nominate an educator today!

The VASCD Awards are a BIG DEAL!! It is a chance to recognize and celebrate the amazing people who make our schools amazing!

Our awards:

  • Impact Award: VASCD’s Impact Award is presented to multiple Virginia educators each year to recognize their positive impact on colleagues and/or students. Impact award recipients may serve in any capacity in education, as long as there is evidence that their work exemplifies great teaching and a significant positive influence on others.
  • Leadership Award: VASCD’s Leadership Award is presented to one Virginia educator annually for outstanding leadership in curriculum, instruction, and/or assessment. Nominees are those leaders whose understanding of and dedication to best instructional practice is reflected both in the nominee’s own work and in the work of those (s)he leads.
  • Team Award: VASCD’s Team Award is presented to a group of 3 or more Virginia educators who work collaboratively to achieve specific goals that have a significant positive impact on student and/or educator learning. These teams may be teachers, building administrators, central office staff, or some combination of these categories. These teams influence, impact, and inspire others to implement innovative practices that improve learning.


Recognize an educator (or team) today by nominating them for a 2024 VASCD Award. Nominations must be submitted by December 15.

Click HERE to submit your nomination!

Read our response!

On October 16, 2023, the Virginia Department of Education released the HB 585 Work Group Report. Our extensive work with assessment and modernizing Virginia’s assessment system is a staple to our advocacy efforts. We recognize and appreciate the hard work of the HB 585 work group and commend its members for preparing a set of recommendations that are largely in line with our findings and recommendations. The purpose of this response is to provide our support for several recommendations and to include areas where the report missed a few opportunities in its approach to modernization.

Read our response HERE.

All new teachers in Virginia receive a FREE one-year membership to VASCD! In addition, we are kicking off our New Teacher virtual happy hour series in September.

​Click HERE to receive your FREE one-year membership with VASCD!

Register for these FREE virtual happy hour sessions:

  • September 21, 6-7pm - Classroom Management (REGISTER)
  • September 28, 6-7pm - Time Management and Task Prioritization (REGISTER)
  • October 5, 6-7pm - Parent Communication (REGISTER)
  • November 9, 6-7 pm - Special Education (REGISTER)

VASCD partners with VSSLC and AHA to draft collaborative standards

The Virginia Social Studies Leaders Consortium (VSSLC), the Virginia Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (VASCD), and the American Historical Association (AHA) collaborated to share their collective knowledge, experience, and expertise to submit comprehensive and professionally reviewed standards that address the request made by the Virginia Board of Education (VBOE) at the November 17, 2022 Board meeting. Access the full document HERE.


Read the articles published in the Richmond-Times Dispatch and Virginia Mercury regarding our release. Additionally, we’ve included the Virginia Mercury and 13NewsNow coverage of the Commission on Civic Education’s endorsement of our standards along with a letter to VBOE from the Commission’s Chair, Delegate VanValkenburg.

The VASCD Board of Directors is proud to welcome Rashard Wright and Roberto Pamas to the board!

The VASCD Board of Directors is proud to welcome Rashard Wright and Roberto Pamas to the board!

Rashard Wright is currently the Chief of Staff for Newport News Public Schools and will serve on our board as the Region 2 Representative.

Roberto Pamas, EdD is currently an Associate Professor at George Mason University and will serve on our board as the New Teacher Recruitment and Resources for Support team leader.

Thank you for your leadership and service to education, VASCD, and to students across Virginia!

We are excited to welcome Dreambox as an Associate Partner of VASCD!


DreamBox VASCD Contact: Shannon Rankin

Mailing Address: 777 108th Ave NE, Suite 2300, Bellevue, WA 98004

Contact Email Address: shannon.rankin@dreambox.com


Contact Phone Number: 540-421-3822

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June 1- Deeper Equity

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