Join LEA

The Lincoln Education Association is the professional association that exclusively represents and works for educators in Lincoln.  Your days will be filled with the endless lists of priorities that crowd every education professional’s life. Your LEA exists to make your professional life easier and better.  While you attend to your important mission, we attend to the other issues that will make a difference to you.

Your passion plays out every day in your building:  our passion is bringing you peace of mind, standing behind you, and advocating for your needs every single day. Please join your colleagues who have already discovered the benefits of membership in the Lincoln Education Association.  I recommend that you take a moment to review the benefits of participating in your professional association. Scroll down to learn more!


Deb Rasmussen, President
Lincoln Education Association
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Established in 1921, the Lincoln Education Association has over 2,000 active and retired members. We are the recognized bargaining agent for certificated staff in the Lincoln Public Schools in Lincoln, Nebraska. LEA is the local affiliate of the Nebraska State Education Association and the National Education Association.

Why Join? Because you are a professional.

LEA works to improve the quality of public education and the status of those professionals who dedicate their lives to the education of children.

By the Book with LEA…
Facts worth knowing

  • as a new hire,
  • as a Lincoln Educator and,
  • about your Professional Association.

By the Book (PDF)

Are you a Coach?

Be Safe. Cover All Your Bases. Nebraska Coaches Association Executive Director, Darin Boysen states the following regarding dual membership in NSEA and NCA. “When a coach has membership in both the NCA and the NSEA, he or she has created an educated and winning team.”

NSEA & NCA Flyer (PDF)

Are you a Nurse?

Nurses who teach or supervise in the medical arts area don’t want to work without the NEA Educators Employment Liability Program Insurance. For the very low fee of $13, NEA has made arrangements for nurses and other health educators and athletic trainers to purchase additional liability insurance coverage for teaching and supervisory responsibilities.

Nurses, Trainers Eligible for Additional Coverage (PDF)

What has LEA Done for You?

Just look at how the LEA supports you:

  • Job Security and Employment Protection
  • Working Conditions
  • Impacting State and National Affiliates
  • Political Involvement
  • Member Benefits
  • Community Outreach

LEA Flyer (PDF)

The Lincoln Education Association Political Action Fund (LEA-PAC) is the Political Voice of Lincoln’s Professional Educators…

Did you know that NO dues dollars go towards LEA’s political purposes?The LEA Political Action Fund was created so that we, as professional educators have a voice that’s heard!


NSEA Member Benefit Programs

NEA Member Benefit Programs

Note regarding membership:  Pursuant to Article I, Section 2(c) of the By-Laws of the LEA, membership in the unified professional associations (NEA, NSEA and LEA) is on a continuing basis. Members may only resign their memberships in writing between May 1 and May 31 for the following school year.  Any resignation must be separate, in writing and signed, and sent to the Lincoln Education Association between May 1 and May 31 for a membership drop to take effect the following school year. Failure to resign in writing between May 1 and May 31 results in continuing membership through the following school year.