Our Mission

The mission of the SEVA NBCT Regional Network is to advance the quality of teaching and learning by

  • focusing on the five core propositions of the National Board; 

  • supporting a collaborative network of National Board certified teachers, candidates, regional superintendents, state legislators, community/business members, parents, and other educational professionals; 

  • connecting network participants with teacher leadership opportunities; 

  • promoting the sharing of ideas and expertise within the National Board network as well as within the regional professional community.

Our Leaders

Executive Board


Dr. Karen A. Nelson


Sally Lewis


Nancy WInter Traynor


Meredith M. Correia


Carey Snowe

Charter Members

Our network began in 2003 as the vision of 9 National Board Certified Teachers from Chesapeake, Suffolk, and Virginia Beach who understood the benefits of certification and the power of networking. Our "Founding Mothers" are Shelly Deneau, Betty Jo English, Karen Gunter, Elizabeth Harris, Nancy Owens, Sue Perry, Marcella Rust, Karen Shinn, and Nancy Winter Traynor.

District Representatives


Peggy Sawyer​

Franklin/Isle of Wight

Karen A. Nelson


Christine Woods

Newport News

Carey Snowe


Kim Diaz



Lauren Osborn


Virginia Beach

Kim Ellis

Williamsburg-James City County

Heather Cline

York County

Mary Flaherty-Nobile

Several district representative positions are vacant. If you are interested in serving as an appointed district representative, please contact us at SEVANBCT@gmail.com

If you do not see a representative for your school division and are interested in learning more about SEVA, please contact us at SEVANBCT@gmail.com

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