The mission of the South Orange-Maplewood Education Association is to promote a quality system of public education for all students, and advance and protect the rights, benefits, and interests of members.


The South Orange-Maplewood Education Associationis a diverse, democratic organization working to create an optimal environment to achieve excellence in public education in the communities of South Orange and Maplewood, New Jersey.


Enhancing Public Education – To promote and deliver quality professional development for educators. To advance and support policies that enhance and enrich public education.

Organizing – To strengthen the Association by maximizing membership, developing leadership, and supporting affiliates.

Member Advocacy – To preserve and improve the economic interests, working conditions, job security, and pensions of all members.