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Katherine Watkins, OEA member

Student Success

Tomorrow’s leaders are today’s students. Great public schools will get them ready.
All students deserve schools with the resources, programs, and curriculum to nurture their curiosity, imagination, spirit, talents, and desire to learn.
We know that growth is work. That’s why we’ve created a framework, guide, and grants to support collaboration and innovation–so students in every zip code, in every family, of every background, attend a great public school.

Schools Students Deserve

Each and every Oregon student deserves a quality public education, and OEA is dedicated to ensuring students have access to neighborhood public schools that allow them to achieve their potential and follow their dreams.

Educating with Equity

All children deserve well-trained and supported educators and curriculum to help them fully understand our past and shape our future. Together, we can make that happen.

Student Support

From their home lives to their classroom - our students aren't standardized. OEA offers direct support and resources to educators and families seeking to improve the lives and learning conditions of their students.
OEA President Reed Scott-Schwalbach stands smiling at the camera in a red blazer with foliage in the background.
Every Oregon student deserves a school where they feel safe and seen. I’m proud of the work OEA members do every day to make sure students and educators have the funding and support they need to thrive.
Quote by: Reed Scott-Schwalbach, OEA President
Members march down the street wearing red and carrying signs.

Together we're stronger. Together we're heard.

You belong in the movement! Join today to belong to the movement of educators and school staff fighting for the pay and working conditions we all deserve.

Ready, Set, Grow!

OEA provides high-quality, member-led professional learning to help educators improve their professional practice, support student success and excellence, and build community with other educators across Oregon.

What’s on Your Mind?

We’re here to help. Our community comes to us seeking tools (guides, reports, trainings, and more) to help answer everyday questions. We’re here to support you in whatever you need.

Keeping the Promise of Quality Public Education

The Oregon Education Association (OEA) is a union committed to the cause of providing the basic right of great public education to every student. OEA represents about 41,000 educators working in pre-kindergarten through grade 12 public schools and community colleges. OEA’s membership includes licensed teachers and specialists, classified/education support professionals (ESPs), community college faculty, retired educators, and student members. OEA members also belong to the 3.2 million members of the National Education Association (NEA).