Welcome from AEA President, Bruce Wilcox
Dear New APS Professional Educator;
On behalf of over 1400 members of the Aurora Education Association (AEA), the AEA Board of Directors, and the elected officers, I would like to welcome you to the Aurora Public School District. We are glad that you are beginning or continuing your career with us here in Aurora.
AEA is the recognized Teacher’s Association in APS, and are here to support you on your journey. We hope that each of you will consider membership in the organization. We exist to promote better learning and working conditions for our students and members.
AEA is the bargaining unit for teachers in Aurora, and as such represents all teachers in negotiating working conditions. When you have that question, “Can I …..?”, chances are it is covered somewhere in the contract and we are happy to help answer your question(s). We work as partners with the district and School Board in creating the best working and learning conditions for our members and students. The AEA and the AEA Board of Directors meet regularly with the district administration and the Board of Education to keep lines of communication open, and to be able to identify needs related to changes that are occurring.
Members of AEA are also members of the Colorado Education Association (CEA) and are part of its 39,000-member body, as well as the 3.2 million members of the National Education Association, the largest democratic decision-making body in the world. Together we work with fellow educators across the state and nation to advocate for public education and strong public schools.
I am honored to work for the teachers in Aurora Public Schools, and know that together we can rise to the challenges and help our students succeed, learn and grow. I hope you will join your fellow educators in being part of the larger voice that makes us stronger through the Aurora Education Association. I look forward to meeting you soon!
If you have any questions please feel free to call us or e-mail using the information listed below!