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DSEA, 136 E. Water St. 
Dover, DE 19901
1-866-734-5834 (toll-free)
FAX 302-674-8499

DSEA, 4135 Ogletown-Stanton Rd.
Suite 101 Newark, DE 19713
302-366-8440 (not a toll-free number)
FAX 302-366-0287 

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History of DSEA

The Delaware State Education Association has a long and proud history of advocating for children in public education. Our association was founded in 1919 and incorporated in Delaware in 1952.

Throughout our nearly 100 year history, DSEA members have determined the direction and priorities of the Association. The Association has always been a member-driven organization of professionals working and advancing the quality of public education in Delaware.

Through the years, the DSEA has achieved many major accomplishments on behalf of Delaware’s students and its members. DSEA has always been in the forefront of battles to improve education funding, provide smaller class size, ensure quality standards, and fight for the right for every student to have a high quality public education.  We maintain a steadfast commitment to ensuring children have access to caring and committed teachers and other school professionals.  We set high standards for our profession and tirelessly advocate so that our students and educators have access to the best resources they need to receive and provide the best possible educational environment.

In addition, DSEA members have long been a force for improving conditions for those teaching and serving in Delaware’s public schools. Fair and equitable salaries and compensation, benefit provisions, and fair dismissal and non-renewal procedures have been hard-won victories for those in the Association.  DSEA works closely with members of Delaware’s other public employee unions, such as the Delaware State Troopers Association, to make sure that those who have devoted their professional lives to providing services to Delaware citizens are treated with dignity and respect.

The Association is unwavering in its commitment to advancing the cause of high-quality public education.  This will never change and DSEA members and the Association will continue to be the leading voice of advocacy for children and public education in the State of Delaware.