Highlights from the Illinois Edcuation Representative Assembly:
It was so nice seeing people together again sharing their voice and representing their members. I’m always amazed at how efficient and smoothly the democratic process works within the Illinois Education Association.
I had the honor to speak to the entire IEA delegation and introduce the rESPect campaign to delegates from all across the state. Visit rESPect website to join, then share the information with your members, neighbors, and community!
Sean Denney gave a legislative update of several bill wins. Several IEA bylaw amendments, a resolution, and new business item were voted on.
I also had the privilege to introduce the 2021 and 2022 IEA ESPs of The Year at the Honoree Reseption on Friday night. See phot gallery for pictures.
I would encourage any member to run to be a delegate and attend the RA. This summer the National Education Association will be hosted in Chicago. As the host state, we will need hundreds of volunteers to help this run smoothly. Elections have passed for NEA delegates, but please consider volunteering. More information to come.