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.


#investinedWhat are your plans this summer? If they don’t involve helping get the Invest in Education Act on the ballot, then change them! We need all members involved if we are going to get this critical initiative on the ballot. Please join our June 9 Day of Action (that’s this Saturday!) to get involved! There are events occurring all over the Valley, so it’s easy to find an event wherever you happen to be this Saturday. We can do this!

ballot boxOur Vice President runoff election has concluded, and Michelle Capriotti will be our newest CEA Vice President. Because she won the runoff election, Michelle has withdrawn from the Recording Secretary special election, and accordingly, Sharon Tuttle will be our new Corresponding Secretary. Full election results of our runoff election and special election are available online. Thanks to everyone who voted, and special thanks to our candidates for their willingness to serve in CEA leadership positions!

picture of sunglasses on the beachIt has been quite a school year … but summer is here! We thank all of our members for their incredible work and dedication to their profession and their students throughout the year. We hope you all have a wonderful summer intersession! Be sure to check our calendar and follow our Twitter and Facebook pages to look for upcoming events and ways you can stay involved in the fight for public education funding throughout the summer.

ballot boxThe results of our Special Election are in, and since no candidate received a majority of the vote for Vice President, we are now holding a runoff election between Michelle Capriotti and Karla Palafox (the top two vote-getters). The deadline to vote in this important election is Tuesday, June 5 at 5:00 pm. Please visit our election page for voting instructions and candidate information. Thank you for participating in this election!

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At the recent AEA Salute to Excellence two of our members (both media specialists!) were recognized as grant winners. Peg Newendyke of Santan JHS was awarded a California Casualty Athletic Grant that will benefit Santan’s Unified Sports program (run by Kim Welsh), and Carolyn McCleary of Auxier Elementary was awarded an AEA Diversity Grant to purchase picture books that will promote awareness, acceptance, and advocacy for all of the students at Auxier. Congratulations to both Peg and Carolyn for taking advantage of their membership and serving their students!

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.