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2017  |  March 13

NEA ESP Leaders For Tomorrow applications due Mar. 24

Applications are due in the IEA ESP program office by the close of business on Fri., Mar. 24 for review and a state affiliate acknowledgement letter. IEA will submit all applications to NEA by the Mar. 31 deadline.

Visit the IEA website for additional information and to download an application.

Submit applications to Arlene Criglar by email or mail to:

Illinois Education Association
Attn:  Arlene Criglar, ESP program
2250  Point Blvd., Suite 400
Elgin, IL  60123-9204

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IEA welcomes new ESP locals

  • Sunnybrook Education Association, Region 55
  • Lee County Special Education Support Professionals, Region 20

Statewide spring elections

  • Mar. 29 – IEA election instructions mailed
  • Apr. 26 – Voting closes/ballots due
  • Apr. 28 – Ballots counted

Visit the IEA website for election information.

Questions? Email Kim Trader or call her at 217.321.2250.

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Important dates

  • Mar. 24 – Deadline to submit application NEA ESP Leaders for Tomorrow applications to the IEA ESP program office
  • Mar. 29 – IEA election instructions mailed
  • Mar. 2–Apr. 1 – IEA Representative Assembly, Sheraton Grand, Chicago
  • Apr. 7 – Deadline to volunteer to serve on an IEA Ad Hoc Committee
  • Apr. 22 – ESP Council meeting, Naperville IEA office, 9 a.m.
  • Apr. 26 – Voting closes/ballots due
  • Apr. 28 – Ballots counted

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IEA ESP members attend NEA Leadership Development Conference in Orlando

Upper photo: During one of the conference sessions, ESP members Holly Smigelski (left) and Tammra Fabis (right) had the opportunity to meet and sit with NEA ESP President Debby Chandler (center).

Lower photo: ESP members Holly Smigelski and Julie Wilt at the conference.

Oswego Transportation Association’s Read Across America event

The Oswego Transportation Association (OTA) members held their annual Read Across America event for kindergartners and first graders. OTA donated books to Southbury Elementary School and passed out prizes to the students. Participating OTA members included school bus drivers, monitors, crossing guards and dean’s assistants.

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