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When you join AEA Retired, you join the AEA, NEA, & NEA Retired  

for only $105 (certified) per year, or $91 (classified).

That is less than $9 per month, 

or $8 per month.

There is a one-time, lifetime      NEA dues of $300 (certified),

or $180 (classified).

 Membership gives you access to every program, conference, publication and other online advantages.

The premier organization for retired Arizona educators.

A Statewide Local of the AEA. 

A state affiliate of NEA & NEA Retired. 


Local Chapters

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!


Sally Rosén

Southeastern Arizona


Dr. Janie Hydrick

Mesa/East Valley

(480) 628-1845

Peter Coston & Marion Pickens

Greater Tucson


Marshall Militano

Glendale/West Valley


Nancy Riley

Scottsdale/Paradise Valley      

(480) 600-8559

Ellen Kaplan Shamah


(480) 345-7664‬

Let us help you open a new chapter.

Wish there were a chapter nearer to you?

Contact Susie Sommer (623) 628-1935


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!

AEA Retired


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


Anna Cicero


1st term 2nd year. 2020-2023

Maria Leyva


1st term 1st year 2022-2025

Julie Rivera Horwin

Past-President/NEA Director

. .

Ken Freed

Vice President

Appointed VP 2021-2024. AEA Alternative Director 2022-2025

Steve Linder


Appointed 2021-2023

Luci Messing

AEA Director


Danny Barlow

1st term 1st year 2022-2025

Marilyn Calhoun

2nd term 3rd year 2020-2023

Janice Dwosh

1st term 1st year 2022-2025

Marilyn Freed

1st term 2nd year 2021-2024

Deb Larned

1st term 1st year 2022-2025

Barbara Matteson

2nd term 1st year 2022-2025

Shirley Boswell

2nd term 3rdyear 2020-2023

Peter Coston

1st Term Second Year 2022-2024

Jeanne Erickson

1st term 3rd year 2021-2023 (Two-year term)

Norma Jimenez

2nd term 2nd year 2021-2024

Sharin Manes

1st term 2nd year 2021-2024

Gary Mehok

1st term 3rd year 2020-2023

2022-2023 Board Calendar

All board meetings begin at 10am

  • Tuesday, Sept 13 @ 10:00am

  • Wednesday, Sept 14 - Strategic Planning

  • Tuesday, October 11 @ 10:00am

  • Tuesday, November 15 @ 10:00am (date change due to Election Day {Nov. 8})

  • Tuesday, December 13 - Holiday Meeting @ 10:00am

  • Tuesday, January 10 @ 10:00am

  • Tuesday, February 14 @ 10:00am

  • Tuesday, March 14 @10:00am

  • Tuesday, April 11 @ 10:00am

  • Friday-Saturday, May 12 & 13 ANNUAL MEETING & AEA DELEGATE ASSEMBLY

Our Leaders and Governance

Officers and Members of Executive Board

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