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October 10, 2013
Contact: Alexandra Freeze

New Partnership Announced between the Association of American Educators and the Missouri Charter Public School Association

Alexandria, VA – The Association of American Educators (AAE) and the Missouri Charter Public School Association (MCPSA) are pleased to announce a new partnership to support Missouri's dedicated charter school teachers. AAE, the premier national, professional association for educators, will offer teachers and other employees of MCPSA member schools full membership in AAE in an effort to boost MCPSA's offering to their individual charter educators, while also giving an option to teachers that is both affordable and pro-charter.

"We are proud to partner with MCPSA to provide professional membership and benefits to Missouri's talented charter school educators," said AAE Executive Director Gary Beckner. "This partnership will allow both organizations to better support charter school teachers as professionals."

Through this partnership, teachers and support staff at MCPSA member schools are invited to join AAE for $15 per month. AAE members receive excellent professional benefits and services, including a $2 million liability insurance policy, as well as a united policy voice on supporting the charter school movement both statewide and nationally.

"Whether an educator works in a traditional, charter, virtual or parochial school, they need the peace-of-mind of solid protection so that they can focus on students in the classroom," said Beckner. "As an advocate for educators, we firmly believe that no teacher should be without individual professional liability insurance. AAE provides this and much more at a fraction of the cost of competitors."

AAE's partnership with MCPSA is just the latest in a series of formal partnerships with charter school associations across the country. Offering unmatched professional benefits, AAE's services and vision for educators continues to resonate with the charter community nationwide.

MCPSA Executive Director Douglas P. Thaman, Ed.D. praised the partnership as a welcome addition. "Our alignment with AAE allows us to expand our offerings as an association. We are thrilled to build on our network of resources for Missouri's charter schools with this new program offering quality professional benefits to our individual educators."

AAE spoke and exhibited at the MCPSA conference last week. For more information about AAE in Missouri visit

The Association of American Educators (AAE) is the largest national, non-union, professional educator's organization, advancing the profession by offering a modern approach to teacher representation and educational advocacy, as well as promoting professionalism, collaboration and excellence without a partisan agenda. AAE members are forward-thinking professionals who are committed to student-centered reform efforts including school/teacher choice, accountability and technology. AAE has members in all 50 states and welcomes professionals from all education entities. Membership is $15 per month which includes $2 million professional liability insurance, employment rights coverage, professional development resources as well as a host of other benefits. Visit for further information.