The Oklahoma Education Association has long been considered the voice of education in Oklahoma. Founded Oct. 19, 1889, as the Oklahoma Teachers Association, the group held its first meeting on Christmas Day of that year at the Guthrie First Methodist Church.
The OEA has a rich heritage of fighting and winning battles for public education. The Association’s work with local and state governmental agencies and the Legislature and the governor is well-documented.
The OEA has nearly 40,000 members, comprised of public school teachers, coaches, counselors, librarians, and administrators; nurses, custodians, cafeteria workers, bus drivers, secretaries and other support personnel; retired teachers; and education majors at Oklahoma colleges and universities.