The history of the Fairfax Education Association (FEA) as a labor union is one of long and proud service to the students and educators of Fairfax County. For almost 100 years, FEA has served as the voice of Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) employees with our state legislators, county officials, school board members and the superintendent. Throughout its history, FEA has stayed true to the mission of service to educators and to demanding the highest standards of education for the children of Fairfax County.
FEA currently represents FCPS employees, including teachers, instructional assistants, custodians, administrative assistants, cafeteria workers and bus drivers. We are affiliated with the Virginia Education Association (VEA) and the National Education Association (NEA).
We serve as the collective voice of our members. We believe that FCPS educators are advocates for students, and FEA provides an avenue for advocacy through lobbying, committee work, professional development offerings, events and rallies, collaboration with coalitions, and direct communication with school and community leaders.
FEA believes that an educator’s working conditions are a student’s learning conditions. When professional educators receive the support and autonomy they deserve, student achievement improves. We are dedicated to putting students first by improving the quality of education provided in FCPS.