Welcome to the web site of the Arlington Education Association (AEA). The AEA is an organization of Arlington Public Schools (APS) employees who support the Association through member dues, and who advocate for employee rights, fair treatment under APS policies and procedures and a competitive employee compensation package, including salaries commensurate with the cost of living in Arlington.

The Association is directed by a member-elected Executive Board, with the President as its chief spokesperson and leading public advocate. The AEA also supports numerous committees which assist the Association in its work.

Please take a few minutes to review our ongoing activities and current newsletter. If you’re an employee of APS, and not yet a member, we encourage you to join us. We value your membership and welcome your comments and questions.


The Arlington Education Association Political Action Committee (AEA-PAC) is pleased to announce its endorsement of Barbara Kanninen for Arlington County School Board in the upcoming November 6th, 2018 election. 

Barbara has a realistic view of the challenges we face as a growing school system and works to balance the needs and desires of all stakeholders. Since joining the School Board in 2015, she has been a tireless advocate for the whole child, and she extends her holistic view of human development to the whole staff person as well. She has been an outspoken supporter of the need to improve school climate and job satisfaction within APS, and we look forward to continuing to work with her to make our school system the best around for both students and staff. 

- Jefferey Elkner, AEA-PAC Chair

For more information about Barbara Kanninen, please click here: https://www.bk2018.org

AEA does not use member dues to support AEA-PAC


The Arlington Education Association Political Action Committee (AEA-PAC) is proud to announce its endorsement of Matt de Ferranti for Arlington County Board in the upcoming November 6th, 2018 election.

Matt impressed the interview committee with his deep commitment to social equity and his understanding of the issues facing both employees and students of medium and lower income in their struggle to live and work in Arlington County. Matt demonstrated that he is a leader open to hearing the ideas and concerns of our community.  His voice on the County Board would help make our local government a more effective advocate for all of Arlington's residents.

- Jeffrey Elkner, AEA-PAC Chair

For more information about Matt de Ferranti, please click here: https://mattforcountyboard.com/

AEA does not use member dues to support AEA-PAC


2019 Nominations for VEA Education Support Professional of the Year package is available. Please click here for the package

2019 Recruiting and Retaining Teachers of Color Conference 

If you would like to attend Lobby Day, please email admin@aeava.org to sign up


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 VEA Delegate Assembly 2018 New Business Items

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Our union is strong and we are motivated to stand up for what is right!

"Membership matters! And you showed the School Board by your presence at the budget hearing, your phone calls, your emails, and your visits with Board members that our union is strong and we are motivated to stand up for what is right--for us and for our students. Your voices matter and we must keep those voices raised as this year's budget process continues."

Leslie Stockton, AEA Vice-President


Watch the budget hearing. Look for 29:49 for Josh Folb, 31:56 for Danielle Anctil, 39:59 for Patty Tuttle, and 1:12:49 for Leslie Stockton.

 Action Report

AEA Safety

In light of the most recent school shooting in Parkland, FL and the national dialogue around how we keep our schools safe, ARLINGTON EDUCATION ASSOCIATION (AEA) stands with all educators and school employees in wanting to do everything possible to provide a safe, nurturing learning environment for our students. To that end AEA believes, as most educators do, that we DO NOT need weapons in our schools to keep them safe. We stand arm in arm united against arming school employees.

News You Can Use

Effective May 10, 2017, the 401(a) Plan at TIAA will be terminated and no longer allow the rolling over of assets into the 401(a) Plan. You have several distribution options available for your retirement balances. Read more here: