• MNEA Works for You Missouri NEA membership means benefits that help you provide the best possible education for the students in your school. Backed by the resources of the more than 3 million-member NEA, MNEA members enjoy a wide range of benefits that no other organization can match. Find Out More >

  • Apply for Cat Tracks Tour MNEA president and vice president are looking for "place to go" during the MNEA Cat Tracks Tour, which celebrates NEA's Read Across America. Apply for a stop on the Cat Tracks Tour by completing an online application by Jan. 5. Find Out More >

  • Law Day Essay Contest Contest asks students, grades 4-12, the importance of Miranda Rights. Help your students polish their writing skills with the Missouri NEA/Missouri Bar Law Day Essay Contest for a chance to win up to $300. Entries due Jan. 15. Find Out More >

  • Read to Achieve Contest If your school is within the KCTV5 viewing area (greater Kansas City), teachers at your school are eligible for a chance to win $1,000 and a visit from news anchor Alexis Del Cid. The Read to Achieve contest is co-sponsored by Missouri NEA and Kansas NEA. Find Out More >

About MNEA

Mission Statement

"To serve as the united voice to promote, advance and protect public education and to advocate for the rights and interests of students and our members."


"To keep the promise of a quality public education through a great public school for every child."


Democracy, professionalism, partnerships, collective action and advocacy, fairness-a just society, equity, dignity and respect for all

Who We Are

The 35,000 members of the Missouri National Education Association are public school teachers, librarians, counselors, coaches, school psychologists and psychiatrists, administrators and faculty in colleges and universities. We are proud to include among our membership all categories of education support professionals: bus drivers and custodians, teacher aides and paraprofessionals, nurses, school secretaries and food service workers.

Our members are employed in school districts across the state, as well as in state schools, community colleges and on university campuses. College students studying to be educators are our members, as are a growing number of former school employees who have retired from a career in education.

Missouri NEA is affiliated with the 3.2 million member National Education Association.

What We Do

The Missouri NEA is an advocate for public schools, public school students and public school employees.
The majority of MNEA's professional staff are located in our regional offices, where they are available on short notice to assist our members and local associations in accomplishing their objectives.

Through various legal programs, MNEA protects the employment rights of our members, wherever they live and work in Missouri.
MNEA promotes and helps build support for public education through member communicationsspecial events and public relations programs.

MNEA offers a full program of professional development opportunities and resources for Missouri educators--state conferences, regional workshops and other programs on request.

MNEA's legislative program provides an effective presence in Jefferson City and Washington, D.C., as policies affecting children and public education are debated.

Through MNEA's political program, we support candidates for office who will vote for children and public education once elected.
MNEA offers a full menu of money-saving programs for members—from auto and homeowners insurance to money management programs and discounts on travel, restaurants, theme park and sports tickets, and shopping.

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