PSEA is a community of education professionals who make a difference in the lives of students every day.
Phoenixville EA member John Odell is in his second successful career after 24 years with the Army.
PA’s minimum teacher salary ($18,500) hasn’t increased since 1988. PA's minimum wage ($7.25), hasn’t been raised since 2009, and is lower than all neighboring states.
PSEA is committed to making changes aimed at protecting everyone who works and learns in our schools.
Aaron Chapin was elected PSEA vice president on June 16, 2019. He has served as PSEA’s Northeastern Region president since 2017. He has been a member of the PSEA Board of Directors since 2015 and has also served on the National Education Association’s Committee for Constitution, Bylaws, and Rules.
Aaron has taught fourth and fifth grade for 25 years, most of which have been at the Stroudsburg Area Middle School. He's taught all content areas throughout his career, but for the last several years he's focused on social studies and reading.
Aaron grew up in Chester County and now lives in the Hazelton area with his wife, Randi, a special education teacher, and their 13-year-old daughter, Cydney. His daughter plays basketball and runs track. She takes after her dad, who has run 16 marathons, and even qualified to run the Boston marathon in 2011.
Aaron graduated from Penn State in 1993 with a B.S. in elementary education, after switching from a business major his sophomore year when he realized teaching was his true calling.
He went on to receive a master's degree in education from Wilkes University in 1999.
Aaron cites the growing teacher shortage in Pennsylvania as one of his chief concerns and something he plans to work hard to combat as vice president.
Email Aaron Chapin: email@example.com