Tennessee Education Association

Great Public Schools for All Students


What's New

One of the many benefits of membership is knowing that when you need help most, TEA Legal Services can be there in times of professional crisis.


With $72 million in this year’s state budget for teacher raises, and $430 million over the past five years, there would be an expectation that all teachers would see improvement on their pay stub. 


No teacher ever expects to be in the position of their license being in jeopardy. Unfortunately, as a result of a combination of factors, TEA has seen a 200% increase in member licensure cases since 2017. 


By TEA President Beth Brown


Upcoming Events

  • Political Academy

    Political Academy

    October 12, 2019 - 9:00am to 2:00pm

    The TEA Political Academy is a free one-day training to help set the stage for a successful 2020 election year. Offered by TEA leadership and the staff of Government Relations, the training is designed as a fun and informative day of organizing for political power. There are two tracks: Building Political Power of Local Associations, and Individual Candidate Training to Win Elections.  The training is free, just SIGN UP to reserve a spot at our online portal here. Materials and lunch will be provided for all attendees who have registered.   

    Coming a great distance from Nashville? TEA reserves hotel rooms for the Friday night prior to the academy. These rooms are below market rate for Nashville and are subsidized by the association. Availability for these rooms is limited. Requests for rooms are made through the sign-up portal.

    Tennessee Education Association
    801 Second Avenue North
    Nashville, TN 37201

    October 12, 2019 - 9:00am to 2:00pm
  • Columbus Day
    October 14, 2019 (All day)
  • Veterans Day
    November 11, 2019 (All day)
  • New Teacher Retreat

    New Teacher Retreat

    November 15, 2019 (All day) to November 18, 2019 (All day)


    Early career educators (in the profession for 5yrs or less) are invited to attend TEA's New Teacher Retreat. Earn six professional development points while strengthening your practice to enhance your success as a teacher. The Retreat will include sessions on best practices, classroom management, professionalism and how to avoid potential legal pitfalls in your classroom. The weekend will also include plenty of time to have fun and connect with other early career educators from across the state.


    The New Teacher Retreat is open to all early career educators statewide who have been in the profession for five years or less. 


    Natchez Trace State Park
    24845 Natchez Trace Rd.
    Wildersville, TN


    Friday, November 15, 2019 - 18:00 to Monday, November 18, 2019 - 11:00


    Register online here: http://teateachers.org/new-teacher-retreat-form

    TEA members: $75
    Potential members: $250

    Registration is not complete until payment is received via PayPal button on the confirmation page. You do not need to have a PayPal account to submit payment using the PayPal button.

    November 15, 2019 (All day) to November 18, 2019 (All day)