Welcome to manateeea.org! The Manatee Education Association -- your professional union -- is Manatee County's advocate for teachers and paraprofessionals. For many years we have stood together and spoken for quality education and for serving and protecting your best interests. Educators are entrusted with the care and nurturing of our county's most precious resource: CHILDREN. Our lives are dedicated to the future of children and to the future of our community, our state and nation. MEA brings together teachers and paras so that our voices can be heard and respected. As a member of MEA you support the only organization dedicated to representing your interests at the local (School Board), state (Legislature) and national (Congress) levels. Thank you for your involvement and your choice to stand with your colleagues in Manatee County, Florida and throughout America. Are you ready to join us?