The Naperville Unit Education Association sent thirteen delegates to the Illinois Education Association Representative Assembly, held in Rosemont, Illinois from March 9 through March 11. Delegates approved changes to the IEA bylaws and legislative platform. They received updates from executive officers and committee chairs, and recognized award winners, including our own NEA Foundation Award for Teaching Excellence Nominee Seth Brady (NCHS).
Delegates heard a keynote address from NEA President Becky Pringle, who spoke about the importance of advocating for all students as a union. Additionally, Governor Pritzker talked at length about his accomplishments in improving the funding for public education, and that teachers are critical to further growth and development of the state of Illinois.