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President's Organizing Council

On August 27, 2022, the AEA Board of Directors unanimously passed a resolution calling for the establishment of the President’s Organizing Council. The resolution is a bold and unprecedented vision of where we need to be as a union to make growing and building our union the number one priority.
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Published: December 14, 2022

The Council held its first convening on December 9, 2022. There was a packed house of union education leaders at AEA headquarters to hear and learn from local affiliates about the organizing work they are doing in school districts.

Harvey Killman

Deer Valley Education Association (DVEA)

DVEA President Harvey Killman
Melanie Cobos

Cartwright Education Association (CEA)

CEA President Melanie Cobos
Vanessa Jimenez

Phoenix Union Classified Employees Association (PUCEA)

Arizona NEA ESP At-Large Board Member Vanessa Jimenez
Margaret Chaney

Tucson Education Association (TEA)

TEA President Margaret Chaney
FEA presentation

Flagstaff Education Association (FEA)

FEA President Derek Born and AEA Organizational Consultant Matt Nichols
Estaban Flemons

Phoenix Union Classroom Teachers Association PUCTA

PUCTA Vice President Esteban Flemons
Susan Seep

Paradise Valley Education Association (PVEA)

PVEA President Susan Seep

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.