Our mission is to ensure educators have a seat at the table when education policies are made.

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Who We Are


The United Education Association organizes educators, parents and the community to take an active role in creating the schools students deserve.

UEA is the new local education association in Shelby County affiliated with the Tennessee Education Association (TEA) and the National Education Association (NEA) with over 3.1 million members.

UEA is a member-driven professional organization advocating to maintain the rights of members to belong to an association that provides representation and benefits.


Being an educator isn’t a job, it’s a calling. It’s also personally rewarding and professionally demanding.

That’s why the UEA strives to provide you with the support you need to be great at what you do.

Latest News

UEA Advocacy Committee Letter to Superintendent Ray - April 13, 2020

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UEA President Letter to SCS Board - April, 2020

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UEA member benefits include membership in the local, state and national organizations, plus:

  • Professional Liability Insurance

  • Protection of Public Schools

  • Attorney Referral Program

  • Nationwide Member Benefits

  • Professional Advocacy

  • Legal Counsel

  • Trainings, Conferences & Workshops

  • Member-Driven Organization