About Us


The Agua Fria District Education Association (AFDEA) was established on May 1, 1975.

Our local is an affiliate of the Arizona Education Association (AEA) and the National Education Association (NEA). The AEA was founded in 1892 and the NEA was founded in 1857. “The History of NEA.” National Education Association, https://www.nea.org/about-nea/mission-vision-values/history-nea.

Mission Statement

Our mission is Keeping the Promise of Quality Public Education in the Agua Fria High School District. We strive for fairness, equity and respect for all students and school employees. We believe that teaching is an esteemed profession and we value education support professionals.

AFDEA is a professional association and labor union, advocating on behalf of students and staff in Agua Fria schools at the local, state, and national level.

Core Values

Quality Public Education for All

We believe that every child is entitled to a free, quality, public education. Rich or poor, black or white, gifted or disabled-all our children deserve the chance to grow, to learn, and to reach their potential.

Fairness, Equity, & Respect for All
We believe that every person is entitled to be treated fairly and with respect. Students and school employees should be honored for their differences in culture, history, language, religion, physical condition, ethnicity, and learning styles. These differences enrich our society.

Teaching as an Esteemed Profession

Because of the power of teaching and its value to the future, to our society and to our children, we work to enhance the esteem with which teaching is held by society.

Education Support Professionals as Valued Partners

We believe every Education Support Professional is an integral partner in all areas of the learning process and is valued within public education.

Constitution Agua_Fria.pdf