“I joined VPE for peace of mind. In my 33 years of teaching experience, in three different counties, I have seen too many of my colleagues need representation. It might be a call into ‘the office’ for an administrative, parent or student complaint, but that awful feeling in the pit of your stomach won't be so bad if the support and strength of VPE are with you.
- Linda Werz, Hanover County Public Schools
“I joined VPE because I wanted liability protection with a company that had no political affiliation. I enjoy knowing that the money I pay is for insurance only. I went for years with no protection, because I thought I had no choice. There IS a choice. Hopefully, I'll never need this insurance, but if I do, I know VPE will be there for me. It was the right choice for me.”
- Jill S. Seal, Thomas Dale High School , Chesterfield County Public Schools
"I joined VPE because they focus on supporting teachers in the classroom – not divisive political issues."
- Jeanny Gilpin, Salem City Public Schools
2000 Roanoke County Teacher of the Year
"When I began to look for liability insurance, that was what I wanted: insurance - not a political advocate for causes in which I did not necessarily believe. What I found in VPE was exactly what I wanted - an organization committed to teachers and the classroom, not an extraneous political agenda."
- Bill Rhatican, Instructor, Northern Virginia Community College
Retired Teacher Fairfax County Public Schools
"Virginia Professional Educators represents the heart and soul of great teachers — professionalism and a focus on children first. This is refreshingly simple. Teachers are looking for an organization that provides for all of their professional needs, but one which also honors their personal values and respects their right to have different political opinions."
- Tracey Bailey - 1993 National Teacher of the Year
“VPE was the only choice for me because as a first-year teacher, I get TWO million dollars of protection for $180 per year! With the teachers union, it would have cost me over $500 per year for only ONE million in coverage! I can't afford $500 per year! Besides, I've learned the VPE representatives are very helpful and sincere.”
- Cari W., HenricoCountyPublic Schools