Tennessee Education Association

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TEA Responds to Gov. Haslam's State of the State

TEA President Barbara Gray issued the following statement in response to Governor Bill Haslam’s State of the State address. 

“The governor’s proposal to put $105 million into teacher salaries demonstrates his commitment to fulfilling his promise to make Tennessee the fastest improving state in teacher salaries. The key, however, is that safeguards need to be put into place to ensure that this 4 percent ends up in teachers’ paychecks, unlike in previous years.”

TEA defends principals' rights

Three former Cheatham County principals will now receive back-pay after TEA filed suit against the district for unfairly demoting the three educators.

TEA filed suits on behalf of members Jenny Simpkins, Tim Ray and Angela McCarthy after former Cheatham County director of Schools Tim Webb demoted each principal without completing proper evaluations.

About SCEA

The SCEA is a local affiliate of the Tennessee Education Association, which is a state affiliate of the National Education Assocation.  This partnership allows us to provide a wealth of resources and a local connection through face-to-face interaction with TEA and NEA staff members. We always welcome new members.  To become a part of SCEA, contact your school's Association Representative.

To learn more about the SCEA operations, see our Constitution and Bylaws.

Johnson City

The mission of the Johnson City Education Association (JCEA) is to promote, advance and protect public education, the education profession, and the rights and interests of our members.


JCEA is an affiliate of the Tennessee Education Association and the National Education Association