About Us

San José Teachers Association represents the more than 1,500 professional educators of the San José Unified School District. From preschool to high school, we are the teachers, nurses, counselors, and speech pathologists who serve the nearly 30,000 students in Silicon Valley’s largest school system.

Founded in 1941, SJTA has earned a national reputation for pioneering labor-management relations, which has helped build SJUSD into one of the preeminent large, urban school districts in the country. Our work has yielded landmark agreements on employee compensation, health benefit management, teacher evaluation, and school resource allocation.

We are actively engaged in the development of education policy at the local, state, and national levels in order to empower SJTA members to educate, inspire, and change lives through public education.