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Our President

Reed Scott-Schwalbach is the president of the Oregon Education Association, Oregon's largest education union. She has been a public educator for more than two decades, and is a fierce advocate for Oregon's students and educators.
Reed Scott-Schwalbach at a Newberg EA Rally

Reed Scott-Schwalbach is a Spanish teacher from Centennial High School in East Multnomah County, where she has taught AP Spanish, Community College dual credit, and Spanish for Heritage Speakers. Reed believes language learning not only helps develop a deeper awareness of global connectivity but builds students’ connections to their own community.

Reed is the daughter of a special education teacher. She grew up in small rural communities in Alaska and the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas. Reed credits the educators and the varied types of schools and education she received as key factors in shaping her belief of the important role schools play in supporting youth and developing future leaders. 

Reed believes in the power of collective action. She became a building representative her second year teaching and during her twenty-two years in education has served as local president, grievance chair, bargaining chair and on the NEA Board of Directors. She deeply believes in the power of educators to create public schools where all our students thrive. 

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OEA President Reed Scott-Schwalbach stands smiling at the camera in a red blazer with foliage in the background.
Every Oregon student deserves a school where they feel safe and seen. I’m proud of the work OEA members do every day to make sure students and educators have the funding and support they need to thrive.
Quote by: Reed Scott-Schwalbach, OEA President
Members march down the street wearing red and carrying signs.

Together we're stronger. Together we're heard.

You belong in the movement! Join today to belong to the movement of educators and school staff fighting for the pay and working conditions we all deserve.

Keeping the Promise of Quality Public Education

The Oregon Education Association (OEA) is a union committed to the cause of providing the basic right of great public education to every student. OEA represents about 41,000 educators working in pre-kindergarten through grade 12 public schools and community colleges. OEA’s membership includes licensed teachers and specialists, classified/education support professionals (ESPs), community college faculty, retired educators, and student members. OEA members also belong to the 3.2 million members of the National Education Association (NEA).