Top 5 Reasons to Join

Your professional association, the WVEA, is an organization of, by and for school employees that works to achieve these common goals.

  1. A Voice at the Table
    Joining your professional association gives you a voice in decisions that affect your classroom and career. Whether advocating for change in your county, speaking at school board meetings, seeking increased school funding, or advocating for education with state elected officials, your association supports you and your students.
  2. Increased Pay and Benefits
    WVEA works with our local associations to increase teacher salaries by advocating at the Legislature. As a member of your local association, you can join in the efforts to promote professional pay, health care and retirement security.
  3. Positive Changes in Your Workplace
    The association works with you, your administration and community organizations to support you and to address issues in your school.
  4. WVEA Help Center to Assist Our Members
    WVEA provides a Help Center with member advocacy specialists standing by to answer your questions from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. each school day. Questions can be submitted by phone or email. The WVEA Help Center is your first point of contact for any employment-related questions.
  5. Improved Working and Student Learning Conditions
    Local associations empower educators to advocate for smaller class size, less standardized testing, updated and improved curriculum, and safe buildings, just to name a few. These working conditions mean a better learning environment for students.

Your WVEA colleagues are here for you. From professional growth opportunities and support, to amplifying your voice in public policies affecting you and your classroom, WVEA has your future in mind. Also advocating for professional pay and benefits, to providing perks like college debt assistance and exclusive member-only discounts, WVEA has your back!

WVEA/NEA Member Benefits Testimonials

They make it easier to apply for student loan forgiveness. I used Savi to apply for student loan forgiveness. Savi walked me through the process step by step. I was blessed to have my student loans forgiven and I am very thankful for the programs provided through WVEA and the NEA.

—Sara B.

I am able to go to work knowing that I have the support of my union behind me. If I question something that is going on in my building, I can call the Help line and ask questions. This allows me to feel comfortable with decision-making skills. WVEA/NEA is a support system for teachers and ESPs.

—Lucinda B.

As an educator, WVEA and NEA Member Benefits has helped me to stretch my paycheck a little, sometimes a lot. I have credit cards from NEA, life insurance, and I have used the buyer discount program. Because of Member Benefits, I was able to buy an iPad Mini at Best Buy for $299. What a deal! Members can save more than their dues by using all of the programs. Research all the benefits and you will be amazed how much money you can save and stretch that paycheck.

—Melanie D.

On a couple of occasions, the heat and air was not working in my school. After multiple work orders of not getting it fixed, I contacted my WVEA contact Dinah Adkins and she was able to get either the heat or air fixed within 24 hours. Myself along with my students were able to be in a comfortable classroom because of Dinah and her hard work.

—Jacki C.

We are a family who helps one another strive for success. We care for our kids. WVEA and NEA Member Benefits help educators get the most bang for our buck. Life is expensive and every little bit helps. Being a member is a privilege and also helps with the purchasing of items, travel, and life insurance policy to name a few things, but it does not stop there. NEA is adding programs all the time to help its members and provide them with the cost savings programs to improve educator’s lives.

—Jennifer S.