Q What is FEA?
A FEA is the Federal Education Association. We are an affiliate of the National Education Association, representing teachers and education employees in the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA).
Q What is DoDEA?
A DoDEA, the Department of Defense Education Activity, is the government agency responsible for operating the Department of Defense schools. There are two school systems overseen by DoDEA: DoDDS, the Department of Defense Dependents Schools, covers all DoDEA schools on military bases outside of U.S. territory; DDESS, the Domestic Dependents Elementary and Secondary Schools, provides education services to military dependents on certain bases within the United States, as well as on U.S. territories, such as Guam and Puerto Rico.
Q How Can I Get a Job Teaching Overseas?
A All hiring is done through DoDEA. To inquire about job openings and the application process, contact the DoDEA recruitment staff.
Q How Can I Join FEA?
A FEA membership is open to any educator employed at any DoDEA school, as well as to Education Support Personnel (ESP) employees at DDESS locations. Visit the JOIN FEA section of this site for a membership form and information on the benefits of membership.

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