President's Message

Welcome back!

I am excited about representing you for the 2014-2015 school year. Communication is vital and I would like you to know about your sources for information. Should you have any questions or concerns about your membership, or what the CEA can do for you, please feel free to contact me at Should you have questions about school policy or employee rights, you can contact the CEA office (482-1221) and speak with our Uniserv Director Alicia Smith. Shon Pickett is our CEA office secretary and can answer general questions or refer you to the appropriate person when necessary. Your Building Rep is also a valuable source of information and close point of contact.  In fact, if you are interested in becoming a Building Rep, please contact me or the office for more information.

Accessing Member Benefits:

Your membership in CEA/VEA/NEA provides you with valuable money saving programs. Take full advantage by checking out to save on car insurance, home owner’s insurance, life insurance, and many other services from cell phones to theme park tickets.


Invite your friends to join our professional organization and receive $10 for each new member you sign up from now until December 5. Checks will be issued in December, so start signing up members today!

Cyber Lobbyist/ PAC Information:

Politics shape every decision you make in the classroom. Make sure you are informed by signing up to be a Cyber Lobbyist. You will receive updates about key political decisions affecting educators and how you can help advocate for great public schools and the funding we deserve. The Virginia Education Association is the only professional organization lobbying on behalf of educators to increase funding for public schools, to preserve the Virginia Retirement System, and to maintain other benefits educators deserve. Thank you for being a valued CEA/VEA/NEA member. Again, I look forward to working with each of you. Do not hesitate to use our services or ask questions when needed.


Mattie Gould, CEA President