NEOEA is a professional association of educators working to improve public education in northeastern Ohio by serving the needs of its members.


NEOEA is one of ten district education associations affiliated with the 130,000-member Ohio Education Association(OEA) and 3.2 million-member National Education Association (NEA).

NEOEA is an organization of education employees inclusive of:

such as secretaries, custodians, cafeteria workers, bus drivers, etc.

  • Higher Education Faculty
  • Educators of the Mentally Retarded/Developmentally Disabled
  • Educators at Joint Vocational Schools

Inception: 1869
Membership size: 32,000
Number of local associations: 193
Number of Northeast Ohio counties represented: 11 (Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Erie, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Mahoning, Medina, Portage, Summit, Trumball)

Constitutional Purpose

The purposes of the Association shall be: to serve as the voice for public education in northeastern Ohio; to advance the cause of education for all individuals; to promote professional improvement of its members; to promote recognition of the basic importance of the public educator in the learning process; to advance members’ interests and welfare; and to provide local association leaders with the tools to become more effective advocates for public education, members, and students.
(Constitution Article II Section 1. Purposes)

The NEOEA shall:
A. Serve as the voice for education in Northeastern Ohio
B. Advance the cause of education for all individuals
C. Promote the health and welfare of children and/or students
D. Promote professional excellence among educators
E. Gain recognition of the basic importance of the teacher in the learning process and other employees in the educational effort
F. Protect the rights of educational employees and advance their interests and welfare
G. Secure professional autonomy
H. Unite educational employees for effective citizenship
I. Promote and protect human and civil rights
J. Obtain for its members the benefits of an independent, united education profession

(Preamble of Resolutions document)