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.


Arizona Day of Action - Wednesday, March 28Mark your calendars now: SOS Arizona, Arizona Educators United, and Arizona PTA are sponsoring a Day of Action on Wednesday, March 28. Events are planned all over the state, but in the Phoenix metro area, the Day of Action event will occur at the Arizona State Capitol from 4:00-7:00 pm (those who can’t get there by 4:00 are still encouraged to attend and arrive when they are able). Please use this link to get more information and register to attend!

Arizona Educators United has closed sales of their #REDforED shirts. Anyone who placed an order before the deadline should have received an e-mail with pickup instructions. Remember, if you put down Shaun Creighton as the person who will pick up your shirt, you do NOT need to pick up your shirt. He will bring them to the Chandler Center for the Arts on Monday for you to pick up and wear over your school shirt to the rally if you like.

Even if you didn’t get to order a shirt, please consider wearing red to the rally to show our unity within our profession! SOS Arizona also has Red for Ed shirts available for teachers to purchase, but we can’t be sure they will be delivered in time for our rally.

Arizona Educators United red shirt

You’ve seen #REDforED mentioned in the news, and maybe you’ve even worn red yourself or joined the Arizona Educators United Facebook group. Now you can wear #REDforED with an official #REDforED t-shirt! These shirts are available for only $6-$9 depending on size, and can be ordered using this form.

CEA encourages all members and non-members to wear #REDforED at our district rally on Monday, March 26. If you order an official #REDforED t-shirt by Friday, March 16, you can pick it up from CEA at the rally! On the order form, answer No, someone else is when asked if you are picking up your order, and enter Shaun Creighton when asked who is picking up the order. Then look for the CEA table at the district rally to pick up your shirt! Orders must be placed by March 16 to be picked up at the rally.

Even if you don’t order a shirt, please consider wearing red to the rally as a demonstration of unity with educators across CUSD and Arizona!

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!

Arizona CapitolThe Arizona Education Association will be holding its annual Capitol Visits on Wednesday, March 14 and Wednesday, March 21. As luck would have it, both of these days are during our spring break! We encourage all of our members for the Capitol Visit Day that best fits their spring intersession plans. Members do need to reserve a spot since space is limited … to register and get more information, visit arizonaea.org/capitolvisit.

As you begin to prepare your tax returns for 2017, don’t forget that almost all of your CEA/AEA/NEA dues are tax deductible! For full details, visit our tax information page.

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!