IEA Insider-June

ESP insider  |  2017  |  June 13
Message from IEA President Cinda Klickna

I will complete my term as IEA president on July 14. I thank all of you for the support you have shown me over the past six years. The work you do every day helps make our union strong.

 Click here for a personal note from Pres. Klickna.

SCORE grants available for ESPs!

Deadline to apply is Aug. 28.

Apply now for the 2017-18 school year!
Region 43 members rally to support fair wages
Region 43 GPA Ryan Danzinger (ESP Local DEA59-Elk Grove) worked quickly to organize Region 43 members to support Arlington Heights teachers from ATA 25 during a board of education (BOE) meeting regarding a vote to opt out of Cook County’s minimum wage and paid sick leave. The vote was 5-4 to opt out, however, Danzinger’s quick actions (beginning on a Friday and working over the weekend to rally folks for a Monday board meeting) were directly responsible for changing the vote of at least two board members in support of fair wages. Click here to read a Daily Herald article.
Region 60 end of year dinner
Pictured above left to right: Holly Smigelski, region secretary; Erin Carr, vice chair; Tom Tully, IEA secretary treasurer elect; Kathi Griffin, IEA president elect; Al Lorenz, IEA vice president elect; Erin Smith, region chair and Scott Jetter, region treasurer.

ESP resources

Professional development webinar series

NEA ESP Quality Department in the Center of Great Public Schools, in collaboration with other professionals in the education workforce, have created a wide variety of professional development webinars in a series designed to support the professional growth of Education Support Professionals.
Upcoming events
Deadline to apply for funding is June 26! Request funding now.
►  Aug. 19 – ESP Council meeting, Naperville IEA office, 9 a.m.

NEA Member Benefits
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