Welcome to the Chandler Education Association website. The mission of CEA is:

to be involved in all aspects of the educational process and
an advocate for its members and the issues which affect them

We hope this website can help you stay informed about issues surrounding education, and to be a strong advocate for yourself and your profession.


ballot boxCEA will be holding a special election to fill two resignations on our Executive Board. After our call for nominations, the candidates for this election will be:

CEA Vice President (2-year term)

  • Marisol Archie (Basha HS)
  • Michelle Capriotti (Casteel HS)
  • Kristie Moreno (CTA Liberty)
  • Karla Palafox (Ryan Elementary)
  • Sharon Tuttle (San Marcos Elementary)

CEA Corresponding Secretary (2-year term)

  • Michelle Capriotti (Casteel HS)
  • Sharon Tuttle (San Marcos Elementary)

Our online election will begin on Wednesday, May 23. Stay tuned for more details, including voting instructions.

You might recall that on January 30, CEA and VIP sponsored a forum that featured all eight candidates for Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction. If you couldn’t make it that night, we have good news: that forum is now available online to watch in its entirety! You can watch the forum on YouTube using this link, or by viewing the video below.

AEA’s annual spring membership drive is now underway! If you sign up to be a member between April 1 and May 31, you will not need to begin paying dues until the fall! With all of the momentum behind the #REDforED movement, this is a perfect time to join an organization that has been fighting for Arizona educators and students at the local, state, and national levels for decades. From school board races to the Arizona Capitol to the U.S. Congress, CEA, AEA, and NEA are gearing up for the critical elections coming up in August and November. The more members we have, the better able we will be to fight for our profession!

If you would like to take advantage of this membership offer, please complete our Spring Membership form and return it to your site representative, or send it to Sara Crismon at Bologna Elementary.

Please note that specific benefits such as employment liability insurance may be limited until you begin having dues deducted from your paycheck in the fall. Contact AEA at (602) 264-1774 for more details.

The Arizona Legislature is now in session … so it’s time to subscribe to the AEA Legislative Update. This is the best way to stay in the know on what’s happening at the capitol, how it will impact our profession and our students, and how you can make your voice heard and impact education policy in our state. Subscribe today, then check your inbox regularly and be prepared to act!

The results are in … and the CUSD override passed by a 64% to 36% margin. Thanks to all of our members and non-members alike who helped spread the word about the importance of this override, and to our CUSD community for their continued support!