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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

Congratulations to the 2021-22 Creative Classroom Grant award Winners! 

VAE awarded 17 Creative Classroom Grants for the 2021-22 scholastic year totaling $24,478 plus: thanks to our business partner nTelos Wireless Foundation, VAE also awarded 3 school grants honoring each division’s Teacher of the Year. Bringing the total amount of educational resources awarded to our local classrooms to: $27,478.00   

Click on the Grants Tab to see complete details and application instructions 

Upcoming dates to remember:   December 15th 2021 — 2022-23 Creative Classroom Grant application opens 

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

We would also like to recognize our loyal donors who continue to support our Mission even in these difficult times.  Special Thanks to the Community Foundation of Central Blue Ridge for their continued support and dedication to                             Valley Alliance for Education and our Creative Classroom Grant program.

Considering financially supporting the Creative Classroom Grant Program?

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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.