The premier organization for retired education careerists.  A Local of AEA.  A state affiliate of NEA & NEA-Retired.  


When you join AEA-Retired, you join AEA, NEA, & NEA-Retired.  All for only $105 per year.  (Lifetime NEA-Retired only $70/year)  Access to every program, conference, publication and online advantages.  Amazing Value!!



With 8 local chapters there is likely a chapter near you!  
Contact the chapter chair to find out the date/time of the next meeting.  
You may choose to attend the local chapter where you live, or where you worked - or attend both!






345 East Palm Lane

Phoenix, Arizona   85004


Anna Cicero, AEA-Retired President:  480-600-1170

Membership:  Shirley Boswell, Membership:  602-696-2458

Some things to contact us about:  

  • Your membership status

  • Paying through ASRS so it is less expensive, and you won't miss a dues update.

  • Upcoming events

  • Our publications - print and online

  • Joining our email list for $100 cash drawings each year and much more up-to-date information.

  • And for any other reason!



Now, more than ever, the commitment continues.  NEA-Retired membership today is more than 300,000 and we continue to lead the way in public education and on critical issues. 


We work with AEA members to:

  • Protect and improve the retirement pension, and health benefits, including Social Security and Medicare.

  • Improve public education through advocacy, mentoring, literacy.

  • Achieve legislative and political action goals for public schools and education employees.

About AEA-Retired

Arizona Education Association-Retired is a statewide local affiliate of AEA.

We hold a seat on the AEA Board of Directors.

We have seven local chapters and over 2100 members throughout the state of Arizona. I hope to see you soon at one of the many local or statewide meetings.

You and I joined AEA because we knew the value of collective impact in helping us to create the best learning environments for Arizona students.

When you retired, you did not leave that work behind. Come find out how AEA-Retired can help you to continue

to support the work of ensuring a quality education for each student in Arizona. 


Throughout our careers, we paid a high price to ensure that we'd have a strong pension to last us through our retired years. Now, we need to continue our membership and support for our professional organization in order to protect our pensions. 


I look forward to talking with you soon, or seeing you at a local or statewide meeting. 

See you there!
Anna Cicero

President, AEA-Retired


Shirley Boswell

2nd term 2nd year 2020-2023

Julie Cozad

1st term 3rd year 2019-2022

Ellie Feldner

1st term 3rd year 2021-2022. One year term

Norma Jimenez

1st term 3rd year 2020-2022

Sharin Manes

1st term 1st year 2021-2024

Gary Mehok

1st term 2nd year 2020-2023

Marilyn Calhoun

2nd term 2nd year 2020-2023

Jeanne Erickson

1st term 2nd year 2021-2023. Two year term

Marilyn Freed

1st term 1st year 2021-2024

Maria Leyva

1st term 1st year 2021-2024

Barbara Matteson

1st term 3rd year 2019-2022

Luci Messing

1st term 1st year 2021-2024

Our Leaders and Governance

Officers and Members of Executive Board