Certified professionals and education support professionals, both current and future, realize it is more important than ever to belong to an organization that has the history and experience to provide you with the information, support, and means to make a difference for children, our public schools, and the future of public education. As a public school employee, you have the opportunity to participate in such an organization by joining the Georgia Association of Educators—the premier education organization in our state.
For over 125 years, GAE has worked for better teaching, learning, and working conditions, well deserved salary increases, and improved retirement benefits. Year after year GAE leads the education community in meeting the demands of the ever-changing public education landscape. There is still much work to be done and as a member we can help you to play a pivotal role in shaping your profession and the future of public education.
You would be joining a grassroots organization that is a major player on the local, state and national levels. You would be a member of your local association (e.g. Cobb, Colquitt, Walker, etc.), state (GAE), and national (the National Education Association –NEA). Altogether, you will be part of a force that has the power to positively impact education—not just here in Georgia, but across the nation.
Join GAE, and add your voice to the fight -- and make no mistake that is a constant fight -- for your rights and the rights of your students, better working and learning conditions, needed resources, and better benefits and pay.
In addition, once a member, relax knowing that you are covered with $1 million of liability insurance. Our legal services team will be right there if you need us for anything on any day.
And that’s just the beginning of what your GAE membership means. You’ll receive special discounts on a plethora of goods and services via our rich benefit offerings; while our professional development workshops will help you sharpen and expand your skill sets. All of this -- plus the strong advocacy that is a hallmark of our association.
So join us and add your voice to thousands of others that strive every day to enhance and improve Georgia’s public education system for our children and those who have dedicated their life to working for them.