Pennsylvania State Education Association

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The Pennsylvania State Education Association (PSEA) represents more than 187,000 teachers, educational support professionals, counselors, curriculum specialists, librarians, health care workers, school nurses, school dental hygienists, school nurses, school psychologists, school social workers, vocational-technical instructors, community college and junior college educators, students and retirees in the state of Pennsylvania.

PSEA represents the labor, policy, and professional interests of its members. PSEA bargains compensation and benefits, protects members’ rights, and advocates for their professions.


The stated mission of the Pennsylvania State Education Association is "To advocate for quality public education and our members through collective action."[citation needed] Its stated vision is "To be the preeminent voice for education and the leading force for labor in Pennsylvania."[citation needed]


PSEA is a member-driven organization, headed by elected Officers, an Executive Director, and a Board of Directors.

  • Michael J. Crossey, PSEA President, teaches in the Keystone Oaks School District.
  • W. Gerard Oleksiak, a special education teacher in the Upper Merion School District, is PSEA's Vice President.
  • Dolores M. McCracken, PSEA Treasurer, is a paraprofessional in the Council Rock School District.
  • John F. Springer is PSEA Executive Director.

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