Respect: We champion an organization that genuinely appreciates, respects and protects our fellow AEA members, their families and the community we serve each day in our classrooms and in our schools.
Advocacy: We strive to achieve the economic and professional goals of our members through dedicated and forceful advocacy. We are a strong body of teacher advocates dedicated to protecting the rights of teachers as a means to improve the quality of teaching and learning.
Relationship Building: We value building strong interpersonal relationships within our own organization, and foster mutually supportive alliances with other community and statewide groups. We believe these relationships will promote the collective action necessary to protect our members and enhance their economic well being.
Professional Development: We promote relevant, innovative and challenging training opportunities as a means for members to strengthen their teaching skills and enhance the learning of their students. We promote teachers' control of their own professional destiny and thereby inspire students to achieve academic success enabling them to shape their own future.