Since 1957, the Collier County Education Association has served as the collective voice of Collier County's professional educators and as the community's staunchest advocate for the improvement of our district's public education system. Originally formed as an association for both teachers and administrators, CCEA began with less than 50 members. Today, CCEA has expanded with the growth of the school system and now represents more than 2,600 educators exclusive of administrators and supervisors. Its membership, though voluntary, annually accounts for about 70% of the total bargaining unit.
CCEA's office staff also is responsible for serving the classroom and office assistants within our school system represented by the Collier County Association of Educational Office and Classroom Assistant Personnel (CCAEOCAP). This means that the CCEA office located at 6710 Lone Oak Boulevard in Naples is the service hub for more than 3,100 association members in Collier County.
To advocate for excellence in public education and to enhance the teaching profession through a proactive relationship with CCPS and the Collier Community.
To be the catalyst for excellence in public education in Collier County.