Expanding ideas and opportunities for area youth


VAE encourages creative and innovative instructional programs in K-12 classrooms


VAE inspires teaching excellence and supports workforce development


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Welcome to Valley Alliance for Education

The 2021-22 Creative Classroom Grant application will be available online on December 14th 2020 the application will remain open until March 22, 2021.    We would like to encourage all of  the  2020 applicants to re-apply for the new grant cycle.  

VAE Board of Directors and Advisory Committee members, our next meeting date is: October 22, 2020

 VAE would like to say a special thank you to all of our dedicated teachers and support staff, we know this school year has been challenging however you have done an outstanding job navigating the new normal. 

We would also like to recognize The Community Foundation of Central Blue Ridge for their continued support and dedication to VAE and our Creative Classroom Grant program. 



Valley Alliance for Education is a regional partnership of employers, educators and community volunteers established to promote excellence in the public schools, which will result in an improved quality of life and economic prosperity in the region.


Since Valley Alliance for Education was founded in 1990, the organization has directed well over a half a million dollars into area schools through the Creative Classroom Grant program.


The Valley Alliance for Education Creative Classroom Grants program has been established to promote educational excellence and creative instruction in the region by funding special student-centered projects.