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Members at the Capitol

About MAE

The oldest and most powerful education association in the state.
We’ve been Mississippi’s education advocate since 1878. We fight every day for the resources and benefits public school staff and students need to thrive.
MAE is an association of nearly 8,000 members composed of Mississippi elementary and secondary teachers, higher education faculty and staff, educational support professionals, retired educators and college students preparing to become teachers. Our fundamental objective is to work for improved salaries, benefits, and working conditions for all education professionals, as well as for a strong Mississippi public education system.

Our History

Since 1878, Mississippi educators have joined together to work for stronger public schools. Although forced by law and custom to remain separated until 1967, and only fully working together starting in 1970, Mississippi’s education groups had the same goal — to create the strongest public school system possible for our state.

MAE Leadership

MAE includes dedicated advocates for public school employees and students at every level of our organization.

Our Members

We support educators and public school employees at every stage in their career.

Governance & Policies

Help us shape MAE’s policies and strategic direction to build our collective power, advance opportunities, and build capacity for students, educators, their families, and communities

Member Benefits

The Mississippi Association of Educators (MAE), along with our parent organization, the National Education Association (NEA), offers an impressive collection of services and benefits to members. Get all the information you need to access your benefits below.
MAE president Erica Jones headshot
Applying curriculum that is equitable, affirming, and challenging helps us to develop scholars who are ready to compete in a global society.
Quote by: Erica Jones, President, MAE

What's Happening at MAE?

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What's on your mind?

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Advocating strong public schools for every student and every public school employee

Mississippi Association of Educators (MAE) represents thousands of Mississippians—educators, students, activists, workers, parents, neighbors, friends—who believe in opportunity for all students and in the power of public education to transform lives and create a more just and inclusive society.