Mission and Goals

Central OEA/NEA is one of the ten district organizations established by the Ohio Education Association's Constitution and Bylaws. The district organizations are an integral part of OEA and NEA governance, member service, and democratic representation.

Central represents over 22,000 members in 110 Local Teacher, Local Educational Support Professionals, Developmental Disabilities, Higher Education and Joint Vocational Support affiliates and the State Council of Professional Educators. Central's members elect seven members to the OEA Board of Directors and over 150 delegates to the OEA and Central Representative Assemblies. Additionally, Central’s Executive Board selects representatives to each of OEA's committees and commissions.

Our Mission

Central OEA/NEA shall promote respect and advocate for its members and public education.

Our Goals


Central OEA/NEA will:

  • Continue to investigate ways to provide communication between Central and its local leadership and members.
  • Continue to collaborate with and improve relations with other OEA districts.

Meeting Local Needs

Central OEA/NEA will:

  • Recognize leadership development needs of all locals and provide strategies to support them.
  • Promote understanding of and commitment to diversity in our membership.
  • Expand grant programs to meet the needs of more locals.

Political Action

Central OEA/NEA will have:

  • Training and support to increase local awareness and participation in the political process.
  • A media program to promote public education.


Central OEA/NEA will:

  • Increase member access to quality professional development.
  • Expand opportunities for leader involvement beyond the local level.
  • Train members in leadership roles.
About Central OEA/NEA

947 Goodale Blvd, Columbus, OH 43212
Phone: 614-222-8228

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