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About Us

South-Eastern Virginia National Board Certified Teachers Regional Network

Our organization serves Virginia's Region 2, or Tidewater Region, as defined by the Virginia Department of Education. Our membership includes educators within the region as well as affiliate members who live beyond our region but support our mission.

​In 2011, SEVA NBCT Regional Network became a registered entity in the Commonwealth of Virginia, and we are currently a 501c3 not-for-profit educational organization.


SEVA NBCT Regional Network began in the early 2000's when a group of National Board Certified teachers in Chesapeake were driven by the shared belief that the National Board Certification process was an important professional growth experience that positively impacted student learning. These teachers sought to build a network that would support candidates for certification and provide professional development and leadership opportunities to current NBCTs.

SEVA Partners with VWU to Support Candidates

Virginia Wesleyan University, in partnership with SEVA, is developing online courses to support candidates in their pursuit of National Board Certification. These courses are entirely online and run for only 7 weeks. Each is one credit and tuition reimbursement may apply since the courses provide strong professional development even if you are not currently a National Board candidate. Each course costs $399. The courses are being written by SEVA members and two classes are currently up and running.

In the News

Nominations for Executive Board Positions Being Accepted Now

Our Annual General Business meeting will be held in the fall. We plan to meet virtually after the Fall Conference, which is also virtual. We will have elections for the positions of President, 2nd Vice President, and Treasurer in our usual rotation of two-year terms. To nominate another, or yourself, please contact our President, Dr. Karen Nelson. Nominations must be received by September 30, 2020.

Fall 2020 Conference

SEVA Fall Conference will be October 17, 2020. This will be a virtual event! We are open to ideas and volunteers to help create this new format. If you would like to volunteer or help moderate sessions contact us. See more on our EVENTS page.

From National Board for Professional Teaching Standards



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