IEA Region 24

IEA Region 24 is a single local region within the governance structure of the Illinois Education Association (IEA).

The elected leadership of Region 24 are the Region Chair and Region Vice-Chair. The other seats on Region Council are comprised of ETA Section Directors, the minority rep, and a member from the local IEA Retired Chapter. For more information regarding the composition and operating rules of the region please refer to the adopted bylaws. The Region has its own operating budget.

Region Chair: Doreen Roberts (

Region Vice-Chair: Graciela Aguirre (

Region GPA (Grass Roots Political Activist): Jen Bury (

IEA24 Expenditure/Reimbursement Guidelines Dec. 2018 pdf

January 2019 ETA RA Region 24 Update

IEA-Representative Assembly

Information regarding the 2019 IEA-RA can be found on the IEA website.

Region 24 Opportunities

ETA Cares

This newly established committee is intended to access the power of our collective time, talents, knowledge, and generosity of spirit to support members in need, organize and participate in opportunities to serve our communities, and share positive moments in our schools and communities every day. 

ETA Cares Facebook Page


This the inaugural year for ETA Cares and if you are interested in contributing to the work or finding out more information please contact Jackie Jagielski, Committee Chair at 

IEA Schools and Community Outreach by Educators (SCORE) Grants

The purpose of SCORE is to encourage early career members and their local associations to collaborate and create opportunities for community service projects or school projects. Proposals should be substantive and meaningful. They should build visible foundations for deeper relationships with students, families and communities. Additionally, IEA wants to foster the deeper value of the association in the life of our members and identify new leaders to carry forth the mission and goals of IEA. More information and application links can be found here.

Professional Development Support

IEA Region 24 supports the professional development of our members. If you are interested in attending a conference or learning opportunity and would like to apply for funding support, complete and submit the application to the Region 24 Council for review.

Be sure to submit your application at least 6 weeks in advance to provide time for review, response and planning.

Relevant documents:

Application links (link to Region 24 online application)

– Ethnic Minority and Emerging Leadership conference (EMELT) application is due by October 17th

– National Education Association Leadership Summit (NEA Leadership) is due by January 9th.

– General Professional Development funding application (General Application) is due at least 60 days prior to the PD.

If you have any questions about IEA Region 24 or the Professional Development Support opportunities please complete this form and your question will be sent to Doreen Roberts,  IEA Region 24 Chair.

The Illinois Education Association-Elgin Teachers Association believes in supporting our members in their professional development to best support ALL of our students.

Region 24 Professional Development Reflections

During the 2016-2017 school year we supported 9 members in the development of their professional practice. They have provided details about their learning experiences for colleagues who may be interested in learning more:

SDE K-2 Conference 2017Attendees Clauidne Cina, Flor Delfin, and Julie Klaput

ASCD Empower17Attendees Lorena Rodriguez, Zindya Guerrero-Ruiz, and Sofia Dominguez

Illinois Teachers of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing ConferenceAttendees Marta Laskus, Zainab Sheth, Veronica Grgin