from AEA President, Amy Nichols
On behalf of the 1400 members of the Aurora Education Association, I would like to welcome you to Aurora Public Schools and extend best wishes for a fulfilling and rewarding career as a public school educator. You have chosen a profession where you will make a real difference in the world because as a public school educator you will make a difference in the life of the children you teach.
Among the many important decisions you will make as an educator is the choice to belong to your professional organization. Our association has successfully represented Aurora teachers for over 50 years, and we continue to advocate for the working conditions you need to provide exceptional learning experiences for your students.
AEA believes in real results for every student and we get those results by supporting quality teaching, encouraging accountability for everyone, and building the 21st Century skills that all students will need to compete in a global economy.
AEA is on the cutting edge of many education reform issues. We support National Board certification efforts, and recently negotiated an MOU allowing Pilot schools to be created by interested staff, parents and community members at a particular site. Teachers know what is necessary to create great public schools for every child, and we are supportive of those efforts.
When you choose to belong to AEA, you join the Colorado Education Association, our state affiliate representing more than 38,000 Colorado educators, and the National Education Association, the largest democratic decision-making body in the world with more than 3.2 million members. As an AEA member you will join fellow educators, in demonstrating that you have a commitment not only to children, but also to the standing and role of teachers in our society.
It is my honor to serve our membership as AEA President. I look forward to meeting you and working with you this year. I invite you to join us in membership and advocacy to create a great public school for every child, and a great work environment for every educator. Please click the links in the right column for a membership form.