Every work location needs a representative, and most of the current representatives would welcome some co-rep help. People who step up to be a representative are the lifeblood of the association. They make up the Representative Assembly, which meets monthly, and makes many of the decisions regarding where VEA is headed. Building reps communicate with members in their building and advocate for those members when appropriate. Let us know if you might want to become a building rep by emailing email@example.com.
We are happy to answer any questions you may have and to support you in any way possible.
Stand with your colleagues to make Arlington Public Schools the best they can be for students, staff, and the communities we serve by bargaining for the common good. Building power with our union is the best way to bring about a vision of inclusion, equity, and fantastic outcomes for our students.
One of the best ways to get involved and is by joining an VEA Committee, which focus on specific issues or member concerns!
We are always looking for more members to participate so that our committees remain vibrant and active. See below to find one which appeals to you and contact firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know that you're interested in joining! Our office is happy to give you all the details.AEA-POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE (PAC)
Chair: Jeff Elkner
This committee keeps members informed regarding local and state elections. This committee also conduct interview for candidate endorsement. All PAC funds are separate from AEA dues.AUDIT COMMITTEE
Responsible for oversight of independent audit of AEA spending.BUDGET COMMITTEE
Chair: AEA Treasurer
Responsible for maintaining current budget, providing feedback/input in regard to priorities for AEA spending.BYLAWS COMMITTEE
Chair: Jaim Foster
Creation of AEA Constitution and bylaws, subsequent amendments and revisions.COLLECTIVE BARGAINING COMMITTEE
Chair: Juan Otal
Responsible for the Collective Bargaining Card Authorization Card campaign, educating all employees about Collective Bargaining, building support and power in our buildings, and helping with the Get Out The Vote (GOTV) campaign.CONTRACT ACTION TEAM/NEGOTIATING TEAM
This six-member team plus two alternates will include a chief negotiator. This team will be appointed by the AEA President. Anyone wishing to participate should contact the AEA Office.ELECTIONS COMMITTEE
Chair: Vicki Paris
Runs VEA elections, including enforcing campaign rules, counting ballots, and certifying election results.EDUCATION SUPPORT PROFESSIONALS (ESP) COUNCIL
Chair: Teddy Williams
Focuses on education support employee concerns and issues.GOVERNMENT RELATIONS COUNCIL
Involves members in the political process, from endorsements and campaigns to policy and legislation which affects education and education employees.HUMAN & CIVIL RIGHTS COMMITTEE
Focuses on multicultural and gender equity issues and programs, as well as increasing diverse input into the Association.INSTRUCTION AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
Works to improve the instruction and professional growth opportunities available to members of the Arlington Education Association.MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE
Chair: Danielle Jones, AEA Vice-President
Plans and designs the membership plan, from new employee orientations to promotions and programs throughout the year. Also coordinates social events for members to network and have fun.SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE
Chairs: Javonnia Hill, Belinda Folb, Valerie Smith
Solicits, reviews, and awards scholarships for deserving individuals from the AEA membership.SPECIAL EDUCATION COMMITTEE
The Special Education Committee focuses on issues facing our professionals who work in Special Education in any capacity — teacher, IA, driver, case manager, etc.TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE
Focuses on issues specifically facing our transportation members.