Together our members have a collective voice for public education.

Through one united voice, we can improve student learning and the practice of teaching. Together, we speak stronger. 

We work to increase resources and reduce distractions in public education so our members can better address the challenges they experience firsthand. 

We are the voice at the bargaining table, the Indiana Statehouse, evaluation committee meetings, school board meetings and in your community. 

We can do together what no one voice can do alone. Collectively, we make the biggest impact. ISTA ensures your voice is heard on issues that matter most to you, your students and your schools.


ISTA offers professional development, guidance and support to keep you current with advances in educational practice.

Through our Professional Resources Center, we host educator conferences, provide resources, connect you with your peers to learn best practices and much more. 

Our dedicated UniServ directors assist you with evaluations, a critical component in an educator’s career. 

Whether you are a new educator or have been in education for years, ISTA is your professional association.


As a public employee, you have certain rights, and ISTA is here to protect them.

If you are sued in the course of your employment, ISTA provides expert legal counsel and $1 million in liability insurance to protect you. 

In the event you are accused of child abuse, ISTA will provide direct legal assistance to represent you. ISTA’s legal department has prevailed in several significant cases regarding teacher contracts, pay for work beyond regular hours, protection of due process rights and more.


ISTA is fighting for our kids’ right to a great public school education.

Through our legislative efforts, we’re fighting to preserve the public school as the foundation of American democracy, along with the right of all students to an excellent education. 

We're a leading voice on significant community issues, such as reducing hunger and preventing bullying and school violence. 

Our members are engaged, and together we passionately advocate for what’s best for Hoosier kids, no matter their ZIP code. 


ISTA secures benefits and savings to support our members.

We ensure members receive fair financial compensation in their salaries, wages and related benefits—including health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, along with retirement benefits and paid leave.

Members have access to numerous benefits from both the National Education Association and ISTA, including discounts for auto, home, renters, life, dental, long-term care and more. 

Your membership also provides access to discounts, such as hotel, auto rental, wireless services, magazines and online computer support. Ask your Association representative how an ISTA membership pays for itself.

Why Join?

ISTA is the leading public education association in Indiana. We are the one organization looking out for you, your school, your students and their families. A vibrant membership means stronger educators and better public schools to prepare our kids for tomorrow's challenges. Join us!