As professionals, our members are committed to supporting quality public education and the professional rights and obligations of the education community. Our members set the policy and priorities of our association to meet the needs of Tennessee educators. Working in partnership with parents, business, community and government, we provide the programs and services that enable educators and schoolchildren to achieve their highest potential. Professional Educators of Tennessee was created by Tennessee educators for Tennessee educators. Our focus is the state of Tennessee.
From professional development to information on the latest education trends, we offer a myriad of resources to help you in and out of the classroom. For over 39 years, Professional Educators of Tennessee has been serving great teachers across the state of Tennessee. Our members have often been at the forefront of education in the state.
As the fastest growing teacher association in the state, we know that our members can be catalysts for innovative solutions to the many challenges facing education. We look forward to creating mutually beneficial partnerships to rethink curriculum, offer professional development, develop sound policy and improve educational environments and outcomes for students across Tennessee. We have great legal services and member benefits as well!
Protecting your career is just as important as protecting any other life investment. That’s why we provide eligible members a superior protection package to protect you in the classroom with $2 million worth of liability insurance with access to our attorney’s that are available by phone, e-mail or fax during normal business hours. In fact, we will gladly compare liability policies with any education organization serving teachers in the state. You can join for $189 a year, not over $600 like a union, with a national agenda. Keep in mind we do not endorse or contribute to political parties or candidates with your dues. We are not a union.
We work year-round as a professional, positive voice focused on uniting educators in support of an exemplary public education for every student in Tennessee. We know vitriol and anger only hurts public education and never solves problems. We understand in order to create a more effective system that provides the basic academic skills necessary for success in life for our students, that we must all work together. Education is a parental right, a state and local responsibility, and a national strategic interest.