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Classroom Teachers

Our nation’s teachers help children achieve academically and learn the skills they will need to be successful and productive citizens.
Kim Pelzer

Our nation’s teachers not only help children read, write, and achieve academically, they teach them the skills they will need to be successful and productive citizens. The role of classroom teachers in our society could not be more crucial: Every American job, invention, and advancement is made possible by the work our nation's teachers do.

ISEA supports classroom teachers by helping them advocate for safe working conditions, reasonable pay, professional development resources, and so much more. We help teachers understand the unique challenges of today’s classrooms and develop groundbreaking solutions to strengthen public schools.


We need and deserve fair salaries and benefits. We need and deserve workplaces that respect who we are and what we bring to our students. We need and deserve the right to demand change. Let’s redefine the workplace—together.


We believe that every educator is a learner. That’s why ISEA is proud to bring you the best from our educator-leaders: so you have a reliable hub for your pedagogy and practice challenges


Every student deserves a safe, welcoming, affirming learning environment. We provide the tools for educators to make it happen


We provide cutting-edge resources from state and NEA experts–our staff, affiliates, and members–on the skills and topics educators need to join, stay in, and advance our profession


Ready to take the next step in your career? Start with our leadership resources for the knowledge and skills you need to be an effective leader at the local, state, and national stage.


Leading in our schools, communities, and state.

The Iowa State Education Association works to promote, advance, and protect public education, the education profession, and the rights and interests of our members. When you join the ISEA, you’re joining forces with the power and influence of 3.2 million members nationwide.