You actively join with thousands of other Orange County educators to support each other through the many challenges of your work- the teaching of our community’s most-valuable resource, our students!
Together we improve the lives of instructional personnel in this county through the collective bargaining process as we negotiate better salaries, benefits, and working conditions for ourselves and better learning conditions for our students.
Your voice will help reflect the best ways to improve our schools and students’ lives as you become the experts and advocates for your students. As a union member, your voice is strengthened through our collective work.
We are the teachers’ union for Orange County, and we are a coalition of educators who collectively stand together to make Orange County a better place for teachers to teach and for our students to learn.
You will have many great opportunities to develop lifelong friendships with fellow union members locally and from all around the country who share with you a common love for teaching and for students.
We assist each other by ensuring compliance with the respect for our contractual rights through member advocacy. If you need guidance, representation, or counsel, CTA leaders and staff are committed to assisting and supporting you.
You are invited to join the work of some of our finest educators in the leading initiatives, programs, trainings, committees and more within the organization, your school, and the community. Our members serve in leadership roles at the local, state, and national levels to strengthen public education.
You are entitled to legal representation regarding your employment rights at OCPS, against unfair accusations investigated by the state (DCF), and in protecting your very important state teaching certificate.
You have access to some of the best professional development available, taught by your colleagues, fellow CTA members and education experts.
You are provided exclusive discounts for hundreds of items and services through arrangements by our state and national organizations. These discounts are provided to us by companies who encourage and support unions and union membership.