About MNEA

Missouri NEA is affiliated with the 3 million-member National Education Association.

The 32,000 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 public school districts across the state of Missouri, as well as state schools, community colleges, and university campuses. Missouri NEA also represents Aspiring Educators, who are students enrolled in higher education pursuing a degree in education, and MNEA-Retired, who are former school employees who have retired from a career in education.

The Missouri NEA is an advocate for public schools, public school students, and public school employees. Through various legal programs, MNEA protects the employment rights of our members. MNEA promotes and helps build support for public education, and offers a full program of professional development opportunities and resources for Missouri educators.

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.


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." Vision "To keep the promise of a quality public education through a great public school for every child." Values Democracy, professionalism, partnerships, collective action and advocacy, fairness-a just society, equity, dignity...
Positions on topics related to public education that MNEA and our members feel are an important focus of the Association are found in the MNEA Resolutions. The MNEA Resolutions are will provide a general understanding of MNEA's beliefs, and are developed and updated annually by the MNEA Resolutions Committee. Contact MNEA if you would like to know how you can become involved in effecting positive...