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AEA Leaders 2022

Our Leaders

What does leadership look like? All of us.
Learn more about our leadership and decision-making in AEA.
AEA's leadership is chosen democratically by AEA's members. Each year, locals elect a slate of delegates to AEA's Delegate Assembly. Delegates are responsible for proposing and voting on AEA's legislative agenda and policy positions, as well as electing AEA's president, vice president and treasurer.

Our President

Marisol Garcia was elected as the first woman of color and Chicana to serve as AEA President on May 7, 2022.

Our Vice President

Angela Philpot was elected as Vice President of the Arizona Education Association (AEA) on May 7, 2022.

Our Treasurer

Amber Gould was elected as Treasurer of the Arizona Education Association (AEA) on May 7, 2022.
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We do this collectively in our worksites, in our locals, on the soccer fields, and on the buses. We do this with our neighbors and in our communities. We do this together, because there is strength in numbers.
Quote by: Marisol Garcia, AEA President

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Keeping the Promise of Quality Public Education

With more than 20,000 members, the Arizona Education Association (AEA) is the labor union 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.