Durango Education Association
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DEA's mission is to empower educators to advocate for professional rights, and work collectively to provide the best public education for every student.

DEA works with licensed professionals in Durango Public Schools to improve teaching and learning conditions through collaboration, collective bargaining, and political advocacy.  

The Durango Educational Support Professional Association (DESPA) represents approximately 200 classified educators working in Durango School District 9-R, and is also affiliated with CEA and NEA.