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Live Webinar Event

Learn How to Get Your Alternative Teaching Certification in Virginia

Please Join Us for a
Free Info Session!

Thursday, March 14th, 2024
4:00 p.m. ET

At this free info session, you’ll meet with iteach Virginia’s program director, Laura Estes, to learn how you can achieve your goal of becoming a licensed teacher in Virginia with iteach.

Fill out the short form below to RSVP. You will receive an email with the event Zoom link.

Laura Estes, Ed.D.  | Program Director, Virginia

Meet Your Session Host

Laura Estes, Ed.D. | Program Director, Virginia

Laura Estes, Ed.D. has a passion for education that began as a first-grade teacher in 1993. Over three decades, Dr. Estes taught across various grades, served as a literacy trainer, and coordinated Title I grants. As Assistant Principal at STEM and Fine Arts magnet schools, Dr. Estes demonstrated leadership in specialized education.

The most recent years were dedicated to serving teachers, leaders, and students through the role of Chief Human Resources Officer where she honed skills in teacher recruitment, retention, recognitions, licensure, evaluations and much more to help build the optimal climate and culture for teaching and learning in schools. Holding licenses in elementary, middle school, pre-K, reading specialist, and K12 administration, Dr. Estes possesses a robust academic background—degrees in Interdisciplinary Studies, a Master’s in Reading, and a Doctorate in Educational Policy, Planning, and Leadership.

A former Adjunct Professor with William & Mary, Dr. Estes shared expertise in literacy courses for graduate and undergraduate students. Now, as the State Program Director for Virginia with iteach, she is excitedly continuing the journey of transforming education.

Service Area A: Teacher Recruitment and Retention

Forecasting and Planning

Recruitment Campaigns

Licensure Programs for Paras and Subs

Access to our New Teachers Pipeline

Career Pathing Solutions

Skill Development Solutions


Service Area B: Professional Development 

Video Coaching and Self-Reflection 

Professional Development Courses 

New Teacher Programs 

Teacher Institutes 

Video Library Subscriptions 


Service Area C: Student Learning Acceleration 

Audits, Analysis and Solution Planning 

RISE Summer School Program 

Supplemental Curricula 

Teacher Coaching 

Institute Courses for Teachers 


Service Area D: Continuing Education 

Graduate-Level 1-3-Credit Courses 

Learning Pathways and Certificates 

Master’s Degree Programs 

Doctorate Degree Programs 


Service Area E: Leadership Solutions 

Strategic Planning 

Equity Consulting 

Leadership Coaching 

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