Time to Respect the Professional Voice

Current materials proposed for approval by the U46 Board of Education appears to be bringing the world of politics into our professional conversations. The job of the elected Board is to ask critical questions and we expect to see our local journalists report on these procedures. However, it would … [Read more...]

ETA mourns

The ETA was saddened to learn that former Elementary Teacher and ETA President, Tim Davis, passed away at home on Saturday June 20, 2015. Tim was highly respected by colleagues as a teaching professional. He loved teaching and sought always to make every classroom the best possible learning … [Read more...]

Thoughts from the IEA RA floor

The ETA has sent 23 members to the annual meeting of the IEA to engage in professional discourse and conduct the business of the organization. I was able to hear from many of our colleagues of their successes in supporting local candidates in the recent election. Local elections have provided … [Read more...]

IEA Training Opportunity

IEA Statewide Minority Leadership Training Program on March 27th and 28th, 2015 in Springfield, Illinois. This is an opportunity for any IEA member that would like to better understand their role in the union and how they can use union resources to support their colleagues. IEA March … [Read more...]

ETA March 3, Election Results

Thanks to all members that exercised their current union rights and participated in this election. Thanks to the Building Reps that braved ice and snow to deliver ballots. Thanks to Dave Palewski, Michele Mullen, Jane Mursewick, Debi Welu, and Kathy Heikkinen for counting late into the night. Very … [Read more...]

Nominations Due Monday February 9

All members received an email with the link to the online nomination form for all ETA positions and NEA Delegates. The nominations are due by Monday February 9th. The election will be at all sites on Tuesday, March 3. Volunteers not on the ballot will be needed to help with tabulation of votes. … [Read more...]

Illinois Park Fund Raiser

We know that our large ETA families enjoy the same celebrations and struggles of life. We also recognize that sometimes those events need to be shared in order to come together in support. Illinois Park is currently running fundraising for one of our colleagues Please help if you can. "As many of … [Read more...]

ETA Election Results Reported

Ballots were tabulated and the results for the IEA Annual Assembly Representatives are available through the link. ETA Election Results 12.2.2014 Thanks to Holly Yee and Dave Palewski for leading our elections committee. Additional thanks to our volunteers: William Vega, Jane Mursewick, and … [Read more...]

IEA Annual RA

Nomination Forms IEA Annual RA Please consider representing ETA at the April RA. Any member in good standing may submit their name. Nomination Form must be submitted by Nov 10th  . Election will be December 2nd. … [Read more...]

ETA BYO PD

Saturday, October 18, 8:00 am, at ECC,  will be the ETA first Professional Development for and by ETA members. We have 9 ETA members presenting how they have approached building collegial relationships to improve teaching. We hope we will continue to be able to provide such opportunities for our … [Read more...]