CEA is the largest union of educators in the state with more than 35,000 K-12 teachers, higher ed faculty, and education support professionals, as well as students preparing to become teachers, and retired educators.
What Our Members are Saying…
“I’m happy and thankful that more school systems across the country are recognizing the importance of diversity, not just giving lip service to it, but actually giving attention to it. So way to go teachers, educators and school districts for recognizing diversity.”
“For me, teaching is personal. I became a teacher because of my grandmother who raised me. She was a teacher for 50 years. So here’s a shout-out to all of those wonderful people who were teachers in the past, and who gave us the drive, the will and the want to become teachers when we grew up. I want to pass that on to millions of other children as they grow up – be educators, join us.”
“Being a member of the Association adds a lot of value to the teaching profession. Once I got engaged in the Association, I realized that I could have an impact beyond my classroom, which is good for all students. As a teacher, it’s important that you broaden your scope outside your silo and make a difference for more students by being a member of your Association.”
“Let’s make sure we have fabulous education for all students, even our impoverished students, and let’s not just talk the talk, let’s walk the walk.”
“For the last eight years, I have taught music to more than 700 students. In that time I have laughed with them and cried with them. I’ve been a mentor, a role model and a friend. Every day, they amaze me with the level of creativity, dedication and passion they bring to my class. Because of this and so much more, I still firmly believe that being a teacher is the most important thing I can do with my life.”