We’ve Got Goals!

Your Executive Board is already working hard to strengthen your local association! We have big goals again for 2024-2025 school year.

WHEREAS, Chandler Education Association (CEA) is committed to making sure educators have a seat at the table when making decisions regarding working conditions, wages and respect;
WHEREAS, joining the CEA is a powerful way for certified staff to support and strengthen our local education community, as well as the broader AEA and NEA missions of promoting high-quality public education for all students…

Check out our 24-25 goals document to find out more about how we plan to achieve this goal, and what else we’re going to accomplish this year. We will need everyone’s help to get where we want to go!

AEA Educators’ Days at the Capitol on March 15 & 22

Arizona Capitol

Once again, AEA will be holding their annual Educators’ Days at the Capitol on Wednesday, March 15 and Wednesday, March 22. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn more about what’s happening at the Capitol, make our presence felt, and potentially meet with your legislators to discuss issues critical to our profession. These days also happen to be during our spring break! Please use this form to RSVP for one or both of these days!

CEA Recommends Bruner, Serrano for Governing Board

CEA proudly recommends Lara Bruner and Patti Serrano for CUSD Governing Board

Our members have spoken. Based on an all-member vote, CEA is proud to recommend Lara Bruner (incumbent) and Patti Serrano for the CUSD Governing Board positions which will be on the ballot in November. You can find more information about these candidates and view our candidate accountability session on our Governing Board candidate page.


CandidateVote Share
Lara Bruner80%
Patti Serrano64%
Marilou Estes24%
Charlotte Golla12%
Kurt Rohrs4%

NOTE: Vote share indicates which percentage of voters selected that candidate for recommendation. Members were able to select for up to two candidates, so vote share does not add up to 100%.

East Valley Canvassing on Saturday, September 17

It gets said a lot, but it really is true in 2022: with everything on the ballot at the federal, state, and local levels, this election really is the most important one in recent memory. We have a real opportunity to elect a pro-public education governor, legislature, and school board … or see even more attacks on our students and our profession.

This Saturday, September 17, we are asking all members to get involved in this critical election by knocking on doors and having conversations with voters about how their vote can impact our schools. Not sure what to say or how things will work? Don’t worry, there will be plenty of people there to help! Canvassing will begin at 9:00am at 3377 S Price Rd in Chandler. Please use this link to register … see you on Saturday!

CUSD Governing Board Candidate Accountability Session on Tuesday, September 6

The Chandler Education Association, along with Valley Interfaith Project, would like to invite the CUSD community to our Governing Board Accountability Session on Tuesday, September 6 from 6:30-8:00pm. The session will be held virtually for those who wish to view the event live on Zoom, and also recorded for those who are unable to attend live. The candidates will be sent the questions ahead of time and there will not be time for public question and answer. All candidates have been invited and as far as we know today, all will be attending.

You can register online for this important event, as well as review candidate questionnaires and other important information on our 2022 Governing Board Candidate page.

CEA Opposes Voucher Expansion

“We, the Chandler Education Association Executive Board, oppose HB2853 and HB2854. We stand with the millions of voters who voted NO on Prop 305. We stand with tens of thousands of educators across the state who oppose universal voucher expansion and state-provided transportation tied to increased school funding.”

Read our full statement and please contact your legislators immediately to urge them to vote against these harmful bills.