About NEA-NH


Founded in 1854, the New Hampshire State Teachers Association became one of the “founding ten” state education associations that formed the National Education Association in 1857.

Known today as NEA-NH, and comprised of more than 17,000 members, our mission to advocate for the children of New Hampshire and public school employees and to promote lifelong learning remains true after more than 150 years. Our members are public school educators in all stages of their careers, including classroom teachers and other certified professionals, instructors at public higher education institutions, students preparing for a teaching career, education support personnel and those retired from the profession.

NEA-NH Mission:
To advocate for education professionals and unite our members and the nation to fulfill the promise of public education, to break down the barriers to racial equity, and to prepare every student to succeed in a diverse and interdependent world.

NEA-NH Vision:
A great public school for every student.

NEA-NH Core Values:
NEA-NH believes every student, regardless of family income or place of residence, deserves a quality education. In pursuing our mission, we will focus the energy and resources of our 17,000 members on improving the quality of teaching, increasing student achievement and making schools safer, better places to learn.

  • Equal Opportunity. We believe public education is the gateway to opportunity. All students have the human and civil right to a quality public education that develops their potential, independence, and character.
  • A Just Society. We believe public education is vital to building respect for the worth, dignity, and equality of every individual in our diverse society.
    Democracy. We believe public education is the cornerstone of our republic. Public education provides individuals with the skills to be involved, informed, and engaged in our representative democracy.
  • Professionalism. We believe that the expertise and judgment of education professionals are critical to student success. We maintain the highest professional standards, and we expect the status, compensation, and respect due all professionals.
  • Partnership. We believe partnerships with parents, families, communities, and other stakeholders are essential to quality public education and student success.
  • Collective Action. We believe individuals are strengthened when they work together for the common good. As education professionals, we improve both our professional status and the quality of public education when we unite and advocate collectively.

For more than 168 years the professional educators in the Granite State have stood strong in our efforts for a society made better through public education.  Together we have achieved great things because we are NEA-NH. We are proud of who we are, what we do, what we have accomplished, and what we stand for.

Mailing Address:

9 South Spring Street

Concord, NH 03301

Office: 603-224-7751

Toll Free: 866-556-3264

Fax: 603-224-2486