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Our Story

For too many years, Georgia educators seeking representation had only two choices: an extremely expensive union, or a less aggressive organization with limited services. Educators First was created to provide K-12 employees with a better choice.

Educators First was founded in 2011 by two innovative and forward-looking educators who began their careers as teachers, and then served in leadership roles in administration, human resources, and as a union director. While working in administration, they realized that even with coverage from other organizations, too many educators were still losing their jobs and had no one to advise them when the unexpected happens.

Educators First was created by educators for educators. We understand the “system” and how things work inside of an HR department. Our Team has over 150 years of experience to provide the best in personalized service.

Even the Best Teachers Have Bad Days

Educators First is designed to provide superior job-related protection for all K-12 employees, an organization which assertively represents your needs and provides you with peace of mind. Supported by our team of dedicated professionals, you receive personalized attention, not a one-size fits all approach. 


Our members have all the advantages of a full-service organization (legal coverage, liability insurance, and political lobbying), plus something no other organization offers – an additional level of service (a Team of Advocates with expertise in Human Resource issues, Special Education, TKES, FMLA, PSC issues, and more) at a much lower cost (50-75% less).

With Educators First, you receive the cell phone number of our Advocacy Team who is there to take your call, give advice on personnel matters, and attend meetings with you.


We invite you to join today, to receive the best job protection and peace of mind available in Georgia.

LEADERSHIP

TANA PAGE

CEO

(678) 881-0844

Tana Page has an extensive education policy and political pedigree that uniquely positions her to understand the dilemma’s facing today’s teachers as she leads Educators First as its Chief Executive Officer.

JOHN ADAMS

Executive Director

678-881-0844 

John returns to Educators First after spending most of the past six years as Deputy Superintendent in Cobb County Schools. He was a co-founder of Educators First with Tana Page in 2011. John has over 31 years of related experience in human resources, education, and law enforcement.

TOMMY STEPHENS

Director of Advocacy

Your coach for navigating your employment decisions

(706) 897-6876

Takes all calls to assign advocates!
7 a.m.-10 p.m. 5 days a week!

Tommy Stephens resume includes serving in public education for 31 years as teacher/coach, district testing coordinator, assistant principal, principal and as superintendent of schools in two states from 1993 to 2012.

DR. ROSEMARY
VAUGHAN

Associate Executive Director of Membership and Operations

(678) 881-0844

Dr. Rosemary Vaughan has over 35 years of experience working in the field of education.

BRITTANY RICKMAN

Associate Executive Director of Recruiting and Scheduling

(770) 894-9100

Brittany has been with the Educators First team since Fall of 2016. Brittany was the Northeast Georgia Territory Manager for over 3 years, before joining the Executive Team in January of 2020.