AEA is a vehicle through which teachers can join together to address common problems collectively. Decisions regarding what to do and how to do it are made democratically by members and their elected representatives. Specific goals are adopted annually by the Representative Council.
The AEA has been recognized by the AUSD as the exclusive employee organization representing teachers, counselors and speech and language pathologists. It has a legal obligation to provide fair representation to each of those employees in any matter involving employee-employer relations.
Works to lead public education in a positive direction.
Works to make teaching a profession.
Works to protect and improve public education.
Consults with the District on curriculum and instructional issues.
Serves as a vehicle for problem solving.
Counsels members on matters related to their employment.
Provides legal assistance to members on employment-related matters.
Supports candidates or issues which support the teaching profession.
Provides assistance to community groups.
Bargains the employment contract.
Processes grievances related to that contract.
To provide the best possible service to members, the AEA is incorporated as a non-profit employee organization. It employs a full-time professional staff person and maintains an office and one office manager. The elected president is released from teaching to work full time on Association business.
Norm Brasel, 1989-1990
Leni Von Blanckensee, 1990-1992
Linda Nelson, 1992-1994
Gretchen Mackler, 1994-1997
Linda Nelson, 1997-1999
Margie Stanley, 1999-2002
Glenda McDowell/Joy Sigmon, 2002-2003
Glenda McDowell, 2003-2005
Earl Rivard, 2005-2007
Patricia Sanders, 2007-2011
Gray Harris, 2011-2012
Audrey Hymen, 2012-2017
Judith Klinger, 2017-Present
The AEA Scholarship
Each spring the AEA awards a $500 scholarship to a graduating senior from ASTI, IHS, EHS and AHS who intends to become an educator. To see the requirements or to fill ouor a nomination form, click here.
AEA 2017-2018 Scholarship Recipients
David Gaines, ASTI
Brenda Aramburo, Alameda High
Asia Chhon, Alameda High
Ysrael Quezon, Encinal High
Kaitlin Alcontin, Encinal High
Noura Kastelli, Island High
Kiley Carter, Island High
WHO Award Recipients
Every year the membership nominates a fellow member who has worked extraordinarily hard on behalf of the rest of us to receive the Whales' Hilarious Ontology award.
Andrea Szeto, 2019
Jennifer Howell, 2018
Jessica Downs, 2017
Ron Parodi, 2016
Richard Bunker, 2015
Audrey Hymen, 2014