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NEA-Alaska works to promote, advance, and protect public education, the education profession, and the rights and interests of our members.

The Value of Membership

Salary and Benefits

Simply put, educators deserve professional pay for professional work — and the members of NEA-Alaska are the premiere advocates fighting to ensure you’re paid what you’re worth. This also means stopping legislative cuts to your benefits such as health insurance and retirement.


From the local school board to the state legislature, elected officials are making decisions that impact your schools — join our union and be a part of the discussion. NEA-Alaska members form the strongest voice advocating for educators and students in Alaska. We’re fighting against the standardized test regime, raising the need for fair evaluations, and standing in solidarity to secure fair wages for every worker in our schools.


Being an educator can be stressful — but you’re not alone. NEA-Alaska members have a support system of thousands of educators and NEA-Alaska staff who live and work in your district. Whether you’re a new teacher who needs advice on a difficult classroom or a food service worker that’s pushing back against student lunch debt – our union members are here to provide support, experience, and their voices to your needs.

Professional Development

NEA-Alaska is one of the largest providers of high-quality professional development trainings in the state. Take part in continuing education in everything from classroom management to teacher evaluations.

Leadership Training

Do you have big dreams to help your students and school? NEA-Alaska has access to robust leadership training courses that will give you the skills to be an effective leader in your school, community, and state.

Legal Protection

Members get access to the best team of education law experts in the state. Having our liability insurance makes sure that NEA-Alaska has you covered.

Member Discounts

Members can take advantage of deep discounts on vacations, movie tickets, life insurance, cars and more.

Need help joining NEA-Alaska?

Active Professional/Certified and Active ESP/Classified Educators can join through our main membership portal. If you are an Aspiring Educator, Pre-Retired Educator, or Retired Educator, use the links below to join. If you continue to have difficulty joining, contact us to receive further assistance.

Member Voices: ‘Why do I support NEA-Alaska?”

“I’m a heating and plumbing specialist for the Lower Kuskokwim School District. If there’s no heat, water, or sanitation running, there’s no school. I have to make sure that everything is running smoothly. Being a member of NEA is important and a good learning experience for me, and I think it helps the kids a lot.”

Samuel Jackson Jr.
ESP, Bethel

“I am a science teacher at Eagle River high school. I love getting to know my students, understanding them, and being able to understand what their needs are. That’s my favorite part of the school year.”

Afshan Mohammad
Teacher, Eagle River High School

“I am a Speech and Language Therapy Assistant at North Pole Elementary school. My favorite part of the day is working with the kids. I work with 110 different students throughout the week. My day goes by fast, although some days are a little more challenging than others. But we are the children’s future and the children are our future. So we need to make a difference.”

Bobby LaSalle
ESP, North Pole

What Are You Waiting For?

No other professional organization does more for Alaskan educators. With your support, we can protect our profession today, and for our next generation of educators.