About Us - Mission/Vision/Values

Vision
KEA is the preeminent voice for quality public education.

Mission
We unite, organize and empower our members to advocate for themselves and to ensure a quality public education for every Kentucky student.

Values 
KEA is committed to:

  • Professionalism  modeling expertise directed by sound judgment, empathy, and high standards
  • Unity  laying the foundation for a strong association through shared vision
  • Advocacy  using effective, meaningful communication and action to promote the interests of school employees and public education 
  • Respect  consistently valuing individuals and their contributions
  • Integrity  demonstrating sincerity, trustworthiness and reliability
  • Collective Action  working together to achieve common goals

Operational Goals 

  • Member Rights: a comprehensive program that includes skill development and representation to address individual member concerns
  • Membership Development: a comprehensive strategy for membership growth and retention
  • Strong Locals: a focus on engaging and empowering members through skill development and local issue organizing
  • Strong Profession: a comprehensive strategy to influence policy and policy implementation at all levels to enhance the education profession and foster quality public education 

Support Systems 

  • Communication: a comprehensive system that includes consistent message development, branding and two-way communication
  • Resource Management: all resources (people, time and money) focused around clear and limited statewide priorities
  • Technology: aggressive, widespread use of technology to get the work done

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