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Retired and Pre-Retired Members

Retired members are those who have retired from a job in a public school system but still want to advocate for the profession, schools, and themselves.
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Whether you soon will retire from your career in education or have just recently retired, your experience is valued as a member of GAE-Retired and NEA-Retired, the only state and national organizations officially associated with GAE and NEA respectively.  GAE-Retired and NEA-Retired are the places for you to stay involved in education and gain important benefits whether you taught in the classroom or provided critical support services.

We are GAE/NEA members, and we’re concerned about our future. Increasing numbers of American educational employees soon will retire. We are affected by the rising costs of health care, threats to Social Security and Medicare, increasing utility costs, and changes in tax rates and fair housing practices. Membership in a vital, democratic organization is crucial to advancing our concerns and continuing our involvement in the political debates that shape educational and social policy.

The National Education Association is your advocate for the rights of all educational employees, Active and Retired. GAE-Retired and NEA-Retired members are eligible to become active participants in GAE's and NEA’s political and legislative activities.

Your skills as an experienced professional are crucial to ongoing lobbying efforts of both GAE and NEA to protect critical programs such as Social Security and to promote quality public education.

Continuing membership in the GAE-Retired and NEA-Retired organizations keeps you informed and as involved as you decide to be.

Your 2023-2024 GAE-Retired Executive Committee

Executive Officers
President -Toni Smith
Vice President - Doris Glover
Secretary - Patrick Crabtree
Treasurer - Dan Powers

GAE-Retired Directors
Sandra Hawthorne
Brenda Montgomery
Toni Smith

At-Large members
PR/Communications Chair - VACANT
Constitution and Bylaws Chair  - Cheryl Sarvis
Legislative Committee Chair - Vivian Brooks

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Angela Tucker-Holmes
I’m very passionate about what I do. The Association believed in me by investing in our shared future. And the more I became involved, the more I wanted to do more.
Quote by: Angela Tucker-Holmes, Skill Trade Supervisor

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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.