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About AEA

AEA Is Keeping the Promise of Quality Public Education
With more than 20,000 members, the Arizona Education Association is the largest professional association for public school employees in Arizona.
AEA is a professional association and a labor union, advocating on behalf of students, staff, and teachers in Arizona.

Our Leaders

More than 20,000 members elect over 550 delegates, the highest decision-making body within AEA.

Our Members

Students, educators, workers, allies—we all have a home in our union.

Media Center

Our communications team works with news media across platforms to tell the stories of our members and local affiliates working together across Arizona to strengthen our advocacy efforts.

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Arizona Education Association • 602-264-1774 • 800-352-5411

Awards & Grants

AEA helps members and affiliates get the resources they need to grow as professionals, activists, and organization leaders.
Joe Thomas
When school employees come together through Association work, they are demonstrating their intent to create better public schools!
Quote by: Joe Thomas, AEA President

The AEA Foundation

The AEA Foundation for Teaching & Learning supports teaching and learning in Arizona with student scholarships, professional development opportunities and grants for innovative classroom projects. Since 1997, the Foundation has generated over $1,200,000 in income and has awarded more than $900,000 in grants to students, teachers, and education support professionals throughout Arizona.

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Arizona Education Association 345 East Palm Lane Phoenix, Arizona 85004 602-264-1774 | 800-352-5411

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Keeping the Promise of Quality Public Education

With more than 20,000 members, the Arizona Education Association (AEA) is the largest professional association for public school employees in Arizona. AEA members are teachers, community college professors, counselors, speech pathologists, bus drivers, secretaries, retired educators and student teachers and they belong to more than 150 local affiliates across Arizona.