How do you join the West Ada Education Association?

There are 3 easy ways to join the WAEA.

  1. Talk to an WAEA member in your building.
  2. Join from the IEA website
  3. Call the WAEA office at 208-991-6379. They will be happy to help you!
  4. Email the WAEA President at

Contact us today, and we guarantee you will have a membership form through interdistrict mail by tomorrow.  We’ll even come to your building to help you fill it out!

Join now and get immediate access to the EEL program and more, including:

  • Professional Development in your local & at the statewide Summer Institute
  • At the bargaining table — negotiating your contract
  • At workshops and training’s — helping you on the job
  • At the Capitol — lobbying for education funding to keep your schools running and your job safe
  • NEA Accidental Death and Dismemberment Plan
  • NEA Group Term Life Insurance Plan
  • NEA Members Auto & Home Insurance Program
  • NEA Car Rental Program
  • NEA Credit Card Program
  • NEA Magazine Service

Why I Joined the West Ada Education Association


As a new teacher, I knew I would need all the support I could get, which is part of the reason why I became a member of the MEA. I wanted to join an organization that will aid me as an educator by protecting my rights and keeping me up-to-date with what is going on in the district. I look forward to sustaining my membership and to teaching for many years to come.

Kelsey Porter, PE Teacher, Summerwind Elementary

Herbie Kojima

In a hyper-litigious world wherein the public examines teachers as vocational workers, I appreciate the fact that one organization recognizes my efforts to educate our youth. When I pay my dues to the association, I communicate to my peers that I do want educators to receive recognition as professionals, that I do believe we should receive just compensation and protections, and that we can stand together to create just social change. My dues help maintain a community which fights to institute social justice for students, parents, and educators alike.
Herby Kojima
Teacher, Eagle High