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Our Community-Focused Programs

Community Programs Help Our State and Local Associations Forge Connections
These programs include the GAE State Spelling Bee, Reading Bowl, NEA Read Across America, National Teacher Day and Week, and American Education Week.
These five programs allow the communities where our members live and work to connect positively with our association, encourage participation, and highlight both our students and educators.

GAE State Spelling Bee

The Georgia Association of Educators (GAE) is proud to sponsor the Scripps National Spelling Bee for the state of Georgia. The GAE State Spelling Bee offers Georgia students an opportunity to exhibit their proficiency in the art of spelling and, just as importantly, vocabulary.

Read Across America

For 25 years, ­NEA’s Read Across America has raised awareness about the importance, value, and fun of reading. While NEA’s Read Across America celebrates reading year-round, March 2 is Read Across America Day — a special day to call attention to the efforts of educators, parents, and others who motivate and teach children to read. With an estimated 45 million people participating, Read Across America Day is the biggest reading celebration in the country.

National Teacher Day and Appreciation Week

NEA celebrates National Teacher Day each year on Tuesday of the first full week of May. The day celebrates the outstanding work and lifelong dedication of teachers nationwide.
Timothy Lyons smiles for a photo in front of an outdoor athletic field.
It's important for me to grow the union because we can't do it alone. There are people who want to be a part of change, and all it takes is for someone to ask: ‘Would you like to be a part of the union? This is what you can do and what we can accomplish together.’
Quote by: Timothy Lyons, Middle School Language Arts and Life Science Teacher
GAE Aspiring Educators pose for a selfie with GAE President Lisa Morgan

You Belong!

To help you start your career off right, GAE will pay your for your dues in GAE and NEA Aspiring Educator program. Don't wait!

Use Your Educator Voice.

We are THE voice for educators in Georgia. See what membership can mean for you!

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.

We Are the Georgia Association of Educators

The Georgia Association of Educators (GAE) is Georgia's premier professional association for public school employees. We are a member-led organization supporting students and educators in Georgia's public schools through grassroots organizing, legislative advocacy, and legal action.