Welcome Back!!

Esteemed colleagues, I want to welcome back our veteran teachers, counselors, nurses, and social workers and welcome all of our new staff to the 2016-2017 school year.  I am incredibly proud and humbled to have a chance to address all the great members we have teaching, counseling, nursing and … [Read more...]

Thank You All

Serving the ETA and spending my career teaching in U-46 has been more challenging, exciting, fulfilling, surprising, maddening, and rewarding than I ever could have imagined. It would be impossible for me to thank everyone that has touched my time in ETA; students, colleagues of ETA/IEA/NEA, school … [Read more...]

ETA Election Results Revised March 10

Because of one reporting error, there was a mistake in the Section Director Secondary 4 reporting. Jeff Horler, not Donna Streit will serve the next term. We appreciate the understanding of all in the swift recognition and correction. The following report comes from the ETA Election Chair Holly … [Read more...]

Becoming Trauma Informed

Thanks to the Illinois Chapter American Academy of Pediatrics, members from Abbott, Kimball, Larkin, and Gifford Street were able to once again delve into some of the science and systemic issues related to the effects of toxic stress on student learning. Those that volunteered to go through this … [Read more...]

Suspension Down Frustration High

Recent reporting of U-46 suspension numbers dropping seems for some to be a satisfactory measure of our classrooms’ climate and student behavior concerns.  But for the classroom teacher and our students, this data point has come to represent the failure of the system rather than its success. While … [Read more...]

Board Member Posts Controversy

Monday night, February 8th, I hope all ETA will watch the open session of the Board of Education meeting. While I often refer to the importance of following all the conversations and information of the Board, this session is likely to show just how disruptive the personal politics of a few is … [Read more...]

ETA Election Nomination Now Open

The online process link will provide information about the positions and you can nominate yourself or your ETA colleagues. ETA Officers ETA Minority Director ETA Section Directors Special Education Committee members Instructional Council representatives NEA Delegates Nominations are … [Read more...]

Members Elect IEA Delegates

Thanks to all the site Building Representatives, Holly Yee, our Election Chair, and her vote counters, Dave Palewski, Missy Ross, Mike Sikora. Without all participating, we would not have identified members to represent the ETA at our annual IEA Assembly. The Results are available on this … [Read more...]

American Education Touches All

“Let us think of education as the means of developing our greatest abilities, because in each of us there is a private hope and dream which, fulfilled, can be translated into benefit for everyone and greater strength for our nation.” John F. Kennedy During American Education week, it is important … [Read more...]

ETA Nomination IEA Delegates

The election for ETA, IEA Region 24, Delegates for the IEA Representative Assembly will be held on Tuesday, December 1, 2015. ETA has been allocated 23 Delegates. The IEA Representative Assembly will be held April 14 – 16, 2016 in Rosemont, Illinois. The elected Delegates will represent all members … [Read more...]