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Members at Annual Meeting and Representative Assembly

Our Members

Students, educators, workers, allies—we all have a home in our union.
From Atlanta to Albuquerque, Hartford to Honolulu, we support students in all roles and responsibilities. The result? An Association as strong and diverse as its communities.
In eight categories and countless ways, NEA members advance the cause of public education. See how they share their time, energy, and expertise to help all students and educators succeed.

Aspiring Educators

NEA’s Aspiring Educators are the leading voice for the next generation of educators.

Classroom Teachers

Our nation’s teachers help children achieve academically and learn the skills they will need to be successful and productive citizens.

Education Support Professionals

More than a half million Education Support Professional members take care of our children every day and make sure they have the tools they need to succeed in our schools and classrooms. 

Specialized Instructional Support Personnel

The more than 1 million Specialized Instructional Support Personnel (SISP) who work in our nation’s public schools are key to making sure students have the services they need to succeed.

Retired Professionals

NEA-Retired membership today is more than 300,000 strong and our retirees continue to lead the way for public education and critical issues.

Community Allies

Community Allies are the friends, parents, and community members who believe that every student in America, regardless of family income or place of residence, deserves a quality education.
Member Fakhra Shah
I believe justice comes from being in the community. Seeing each other, being together, struggling together. And it can’t be on just one person, one teacher. It’s all of us.
Quote by: Fakhra Shah, High School Teacher, California Teachers Association
2019 Salem Kaizer RA delegates

Your community is waiting.

Free and open to all, NEA’s edCommunities is a place for teachers, parents, school support professionals, community supporters, and NEA affiliates to find and share ideas and resources.

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Jump to updates, opportunities, and resources for NEA state and local affiliates.

What’s on Your Mind?

We’re here to help. Our community comes to us seeking tools (guides, reports, trainings, and more) to help answer everyday questions. We’re here to support you in whatever you need.
National Education Association

Great public schools for every student

The National Education Association (NEA), the nation's largest professional employee organization, is committed to advancing the cause of public education. NEA's 3 million members work at every level of education—from pre-school to university graduate programs. NEA has affiliate organizations in every state and in more than 14,000 communities across the United States.