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Imelda Cortez, OEA member

Our Members

Our union has a place for everyone.
From Baker City to Ashland, or Sun River to Portland, OEA supports educators in every career role as they work to help their students succeed.
OEA supports educators on their professional journey - whether you're just beginning your education instruction program or whether you've retired from education, we're here for you.

Aspiring Educators

OEA's Aspiring Educator program is a pre-professional organization for college and university students who plan to become teachers.

Certified Educators

Our nation’s educators work directly with students every day to ensure they have the skills they need to thrive inside and outside of the classroom.

Education Support Professionals

Oregon's Education Support Professionals (ESPs) work for students every day to ensure they have access to the tools and resources they need to succeed, and to ensure our schools and colleges are safe and clean places for students to learn.

Higher Education Faculty & Staff

The faculty and staff of Oregon's community colleges play a critical role in preparing students to enter the workforce with specialized training, and to achieve college degrees and certifications.

Retired Professionals

We're the organization that continues to fight for public education and for your rights in retirement. We can do more together than any of us can do alone.

Community Allies

Parents, families, and supporters are coming together to advocate for the public schools every student deserves.
Headshot of OEA member Rebecca Miller
Having come from a state with a weakened union environment, the financial and personal value of OEA membership has made an incredible difference to me and my family.
Quote by: Rebecca Miller, Teacher, Clackamas Academy of Industrial Sciences
Members march down the street wearing red and carrying signs.

Together we're stronger. Together we're heard.

You belong in the movement! Join today to belong to the movement of educators and school staff fighting for the pay and working conditions we all deserve.

Ready, Set, Grow!

OEA provides high-quality, member-led professional learning to help educators improve their professional practice, support student success and excellence, and build community with other educators across Oregon.

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.

Keeping the Promise of Quality Public Education

The Oregon Education Association (OEA) is a union committed to the cause of providing the basic right of great public education to every student. OEA represents about 41,000 educators working in pre-kindergarten through grade 12 public schools and community colleges. OEA’s membership includes licensed teachers and specialists, classified/education support professionals (ESPs), community college faculty, retired educators, and student members. OEA members also belong to the 3.2 million members of the National Education Association (NEA).