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AEA Leadership

Our Leaders

What does leadership look like? All of us.
More than 20,000 members elect over 550 delegates, the highest decision-making body within AEA.
Arizona's largest democratic deliberative body. In past years, delegates would debate vital issues that impact public education and set Association policy and activities for the years ahead at AEA's Delegate Assembly.

Our President

Joe Thomas takes great pride in the work of the Arizona Education Association (AEA) and being a teacher.

Our Vice President

Marisol Garcia was elected as Vice President of the Arizona Education Association (AEA) in May 2016.

Our Treasurer

Angela Philpot was elected as Treasurer of the Arizona Education Association (AEA) in May 2016.

Our Board

The Arizona Education Association Board of Directors shapes the Committees and Task Force work for AEA to be meaningful for member engagement around relevant issues, as elected by local associations.
Joe Thomas
The members of the Arizona Education Association lead from the values of fairness, equity, and respect.
Quote by: Joe Thomas, AEA President

Join AEA

What Are You Waiting For? No other professional organization does more for Arizona educators. With your support, we can protect our profession today, and for the next generation of educators.

Contact Us

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

What’s on Your Mind?

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

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.