"To teach is to engage in the world's noblest profession, the profession that makes all other professions possible. To teach in the public schools, where no child is ever turned away, is to do the people's work, the work which undergirds our democracy, transmits our values, and, most importantly, contributes mightily to the development and well-being of children. This is sacred work."
Vito LaMura, past LEA President
Authorized by Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 150 E, the LEA is the sole collective bargaining representative and the professional association of 789 educators. All LEA members are also members of the Massachusetts Teachers' Association (97,000 members) and the National Education Association (2.7 million members). Unit A of the LEA is comprised of 650 professional, certified staff: regular and special education teachers, nurses, counselors, librarians, technology integration specialists, social workers, psychologists, speech and language pathologists, occupational therapists, and curriculum leaders. Unit C of the LEA is comprised of 133 Instructional Assistants, who work with teachers at all levels to provide ESL and special education services. The Technology Unit of the LEA is comprised of 6 highly skilled hardware, software, and networking specialists.
The LEA office is located in room 168 at Lexington High School, 251 Waltham Street, Lexington, MA 02421. Telephone 781-861-9090 FAX 781-861-6990