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

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The Value of Membership

Salary and Benefits

Simply put, educators deserve professional pay for professional work — and the members of LAE 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. LAE members form the strongest voice advocating for educators and students across Louisiana. 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. LAE members have a support system of thousands of educators and LAE 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

LAE 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? LAE 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 LAE has you covered.

Member Discounts

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

Need help joining LAE?

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

Member Voices: ‘Why do I support the Louisiana Association of Educators?”

Being a teacher isn’t a job, its a calling. It’s also personally rewarding and professionally demanding. That’s why the LAE strives to provide you with the support you need to be great at what you do!”

Kiersten Peltier,
Elementary School Teacher

Being a part of a union gives me a powerful feeling of strength, knowing I’m standing alongside my colleagues in our efforts to best support the students we serve.”

Chris Dier,
High School Teacher

LAE values the work of every single professional working in our schools. From paras and school secretaries to school bus drivers and custodians. The association provides us with a level of professional support that is unmatched.”

Dawn Champagne,

What Are You Waiting For?

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