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An Official Publication of the 131,000-Member Illinois Education Association-NEA • March 2013

Taking charge of our profession!
SPECIAL ELECTION NOTICE on page 12
IEA members attain National Board Certification. . . . . . . pages 8-9 The Letter Project. . . . . page 7 Proposed bylaw changes. . . . . . . . . . pages 4-7 NEA director candidates . . . . . . . . . . page 3 Tentative RA schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . page 2

159th IEA-NEA REPRESENTATIVE ASSEMBLY • APRIL 10-13, 2013 • HILTON CHICAGO

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RA PREVIEW

159th IEA-NEA Representative Assembly
ome 1,200 delegates representing IEA K-12 teachers, higher education personnel, educational support professionals, retirees and student members will attend the 159th meeting of the IEA Representative Assembly (IEA RA) this April at the Hilton Chicago. The RA, the highest policymaking body of the association, will bring together representatives from your IEA regions and local associations to act on resolutions, reports and recommendations of the IEA Board of Directors and motions by fellow delegates. The meeting is the culmination of a yearlong effort to ensure that members’ needs and interests are integrated into the daily workings of the organization. Initially, delegates attend open hearings where they gather crucial information on issues facing the association. The days following are spent conducting business and making policy, including the all-important discussions on how your dues dollars will be spent. The IEA Representative Assembly is your assembly. Contact your leaders now and make sure they carry your concerns to this policymaking body. Your involvement gives life to our democratic traditions.

TENTATIVE AGENDA

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Friday, April 12, 2013
Third Business Session..................................................9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. President Cinda Klickna Presiding • Recognition of Committee Chairpersons • Presentation of IEA-R Mary Lou and Keith Hauge Award • Action and Adoption of Legislative Platform (as time permits) • Executive Director’s Report • Action on Budget • Action on New Business Items (as time permits) • Action on Bylaws (as time permits) • NEA Directors’ Report Fourth Business Session ................................................1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. President Cinda Klickna Presiding • Presentation of IEA Friend of Education Awards • Pension Update • Action on Budget • Presentation of The IEA Reg Weaver Human and Civil Rights Award • Teaching and Learning Update • Action on Bylaws (as time permits) • Action on New Business Items (as time permits) Award Recipients’ Reception..........................................5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Candidates’ Meeting..........................................................7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Registration and Information..........................................4:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. Board of Directors’ Dinner (tentative) ..............................8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Board of Directors Meeting (tentative) ..........................9:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 11, 2013
Registration and Information............................................8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Opening Session..............................................................9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Guest Speaker Dennis Van Roekel, NEA President Budget Presentation and Open Hearing ......................10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Open Hearings ..............................................................11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. First Business Session ....................................................2:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. President Cinda Klickna Presiding • Call to Order • Invocation • Flag Salute • National Anthem • Welcome and Introduction of Podium • Introduction of Executive Committee • First Report on Credentials • Adoption of Standing Rules • Adoption of Agenda • Nomination of Candidates and Candidates’ Forum (if needed) • Presentation of Legislative Platform • Presentation of ESP of the Year Award • Legislative Update • Presentation of Proposed Bylaws • Action on Proposed Bylaws (as time permits) • Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) Board Report • Illinois Teachers’ Retirement System (TRS) Board Report • State Universities Retirement System (SURS) Report • Presentation of Proposed Resolutions • Action on Proposed Resolutions (as time permits) Second Business Session .............................................. 5:45 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. President Cinda Klickna Presiding • Secretary-Treasurer’s Report • Recognition of Illinois’ Nominee for the NEA Foundation Awards for Teaching Excellence • Presentation of Proposed Budget • Action on New Business Items (as time permits) • Action on Resolutions (as time permits) • Action on Bylaws (as time permits) • President’s Report | 2 | RA Preview | March 2013

Special Screening: Heist: Who Stole the American Dream? (updated version) ......................6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Dance — Ultimate Party Band ........................................9:00 p.m. - Midnight

Saturday, April 13, 2013
Voting, if needed ..............................................................7:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Delegate Breakfast (ticketed event) ..............................7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Fifth Business Session ....................................................9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. President Cinda Klickna Presiding • IEA-NEA Scholarship Awards Presentation • IEA Student Program Report • Illinois Association of School Nurses Report • Action on Budget • Illinois State Educator Preparation and Licensure Board Report • IEA Retired Program Report • Presentation of Bob Haisman Teacher of the Year Award • Presentation of Bob Haisman Student of the Year Award • Action on New Business Items • Recognition of Elected NEA Directors • Final Report on Credentials • Closing Remarks Adjournment The program will be interrupted to recognize special guests and to announce election results.

How your delegates are chosen
Each IEA-NEA region is allotted delegates on a formula of one delegate per 100 members. In addition to regional delegates, each region will be allotted an additional delegate position, which has been designated a regional ethnic-minority representative who is pledged to represent ethnic-minority members within the region and will be elected regionwide. The number of retired delegates attending the IEA RA is based on the number of retired members as of July 31 preceding the annual RA meeting. One delegate represents 500 retired members. The number of student delegates attending the IEA RA is based on the student program membership as of the October preceding the RA. One delegate represents 100 student members. To further understand the RA, visit www.ieanea.org for a short video presentation of RA activities, as well as an overview of delegate responsibilities.

Candidates for NEA director
Eric Brown
My name is Eric Brown. I teach biology at Evanston Township High School, and I am running for re-election to the NEA board of directors. As a current member of the NEA board, I have seen the impact our national association can have at the state and local level. Two areas in which the support and leadership of the NEA board has been invaluable are in combating attacks on public education and in enhancing our education-related professions. In the first area, the NEA board was instrumental in providing resources against attacks on educators, collective bargaining, and pensions across the nation, including here in Illinois. On the other topic, the work of the NEA board led to the creation of a positive agenda to: • enhance educator quality; • ensure that future educators understand the importance of our association and see tangible benefits of membership; • make sure that voters understand the importance of having a public education available for all students. We are doing this today to pre-empt the message from outside groups who don’t want us around in the future. After all, we are the ones who care most about the future of an accessible quality public education. To protect the right to a public education for all students, I believe NEA must be ready for the attacks we face today, and equally focused on a positive agenda for our future. I would be honored to continue the work of moving NEA forward as a member of the NEA board of directors.

Jim Grimes
I’d be honored to continue to work with one of the hardest working teams in education, your Illinois NEA Directors. We must continue to build collaborative relationships with the Obama Administration and both parties in Congress. Securing our pensions, reforming WEP-GPO, improving education funding, and achieving a great public school for every student remain our top goals. Surviving the fiscal crises in Washington and Springfield remain the biggest challenges we face. And, we must ensure that NEA and IEA protect members’ rights every day. NEA reorganized in the face of membership losses and has focused on improving organizing and leading the education profession. I’ve been a local president, region chair and bargained contracts. I’ve served on the IEA Executive, IPACE, Communication, Legislative, and Budget committees, and the Leadership Training Institute. I also serve on the NEA Committee on Legislation and Higher Education Committee. I’ve been asked by NEA President Van Roekel to join a joint NEA-SEIU-AFSCME working group to deal with the challenges facing organized labor. I was humbled to receive IEA’s Human Relations Award and the Governor’s Master Teacher Award. After 32 years as a full-time high school career and technical instructor, I continue to teach as an adjunct instructor at Joliet Junior College and Lincoln Land Community College and work part-time at the University of Illinois at Springfield. I’d be honored to continue to serve as one of your NEA Directors. Thank you for all you do for our students and our association.

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PROPOSED BYLAW CHANGES
he following bylaw changes have been presented to the IEA-NEA Executive Committee. The IEA-NEA Bylaws provide that all proposals which have been presented to the Executive Committee and published 30 days prior to the Representative Assembly need approval by a two-thirds vote of RA delegates. Additional proposals may be made to the RA at least one business meeting prior to the meeting at which the final vote is taken; however, proposals made in this fashion must be approved by at least three-fourths of the delegates. Below, present bylaws are printed in the left-hand column. New bylaws or additions to present bylaws are printed in underlined type in the right-hand column. A blank space to the left of a proposed bylaw indicates no current bylaw addressing that subject.

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The Letter Project
STUDENTS WRITE NOTES. They pass them to each other (bad), but they also write them to teachers, bus drivers, librarians, school secretaries and others who make a difference in their lives (good!). The IEA’s Committee Against Attacks on Public Education, or CAPE, is seeking school employees to talk about their favorite letters — funny, serious or meaningful — for a project the committee is working on. If you are going to be at the RA, please bring some examples of your favorite notes. Find the IEA Store in the vendor area and tell them you’ve brought your school notes. We will set up a time during the RA to talk with you a little bit about the note and to take a picture of it. All submissions are greatly appreciated! Thank you!

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IEA members attain National Board Certification
THE ILLINOIS EDUCATION ASSOCIATION SAW 174 of its teacher members attain National Board Certification in 2012, out of a total of 436 teachers certified for the state. The National Board for Protessional Teaching Standards in December released the 2012 results for teachers attaining the profession’s highest credential. Certification is a voluntary performance-based assessment program requiring teachers to submit student work samples, assignments and videotapes, as well as undergo a complete analysis of their teaching methods. The requirements can take up to three years to complete. Congrats to the following IEA members who have attained National Board Certification! All names and school districts came directly from information provided by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. Lindsay Amezotchi, Community Unit School Dist. 303; Marzena Anderson, Elgin School Dist. U-46; Meghan Austin, Mt. Zion Community Unit School Dist. 3; Bridget Banas, Community High School Dist. 117; Sarah Barnett, Bannockburn School Dist. 106; Karen Bear, Elmwood Park Community Unit School Dist. 401; Jeffrey Benter, Tri-Valley Community School Dist. 3; Meeghan Binder, Forest Park School Dist. 91; Julia Black, Rock Island-Milan School Dist. 41; Brett Block, Paris Union School Dist. 95; Joseph Blomquist, Community Unit School Dist. 303; Deanna Bott, Geneseo Community Unit School Dist. 228; Denise Bourgoin, Elgin School Dist. U-46; Elaine Brandenburg, Mattoon Community Unit School Dist. 2; Julie Breese, Indian Prairie School Dist. 204; Kathy Brown, Aurora West School Dist. 129; Christine Browne, Sterling Community Unit School Dist. 5; Julie Bryniczka, Community Unit School Dist. 95; Angelique Burrell, Hinsdale Township High School Dist. 86; Pamela Carlos, Community Unit School Dist. 300; Heather Cartwright, Wilmette Public School Dist. 39; Nicole Cavanagh, Evanston-Skokie Community Consolidated School Dist. 65; Victor Chahin, Hononegah Community High School Dist. 207; Tamara Clarke, Rockridge Community Unit School Dist. 300; Jayme Corcoran, Bloomington School Dist. 87; Karen Coughlin, Springfield Public School Dist. 186; Tamara Coughlon, East Peoria Community High School Dist. 309; Philip
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Culcasi, Community Unit School Dist. 200; Shilo DeYoung, Huntley Consolidated School Dist. 158; Katie Didway, Bloomington School Dist. 87; Tegan Dittmer, Community Unit School Dist. 300; Kimberly Dubbelde, Warrensburg Latham Community Unit School Dist. 11; Melissa Dudic, Adlai E. Stevenson High School Dist. 125; Joanna Duensing, Community Unit School Dist. 303; Brittany Egan, Community Unit School Dist. 303; Sarah Egler, Community Consolidated School Dist. 15; Amy Eichinger, Springfield Public School Dist. 186; Christina Ensign, Indian Prairie School Dist. 204; Alan Evans, Community Unit School Dist. 303; Karla Fillinger, Oak Grove School Dist. 68; Jennifer Fischer, Plainfield Consolidated School Dist. 202; Nicole Flowers-Kimmerle, Midwest Central Community Unit School Dist. 191; Barbara Folan, Schiller Park School Dist. 81; Jennifer Foraker, Wheeling Community Consolidated School Dist. 21; Jill Francis, Pontiac Township High School Dist. 90; Lisa Gillette, Geneva Community Unit School Dist. 304; Kelli Glatt, Oswego Community Unit School Dist. 308; Tracy Goering, Naperville Community Unit School Dist. 203; Camille Gonzalez-Jensen, Lincoln-Way Community High School Dist. 210; Abbey Green, Hinsdale Township High School Dist. 86; Maribel Guerrero, Barrington Community Unit School Dist. 220; Alexis Hanson, Community Unit School Dist. 303; Jennifer Harris, Hawthorn Community Consolidated School Dist. 73; Jennifer Hawkins, Springfield Public

School Dist. 186; Melinda Hebbel, TriValley Community School Dist. 3; Karen Hockenyos, Springfield Public School Dist. 186; Jeanette Horng, Naperville Community Unit School Dist. 203; Sandra Horst, Indian Prairie School Dist. 204; William Hudson, Forest Park School Dist. 91; Anne Hufnus, Oak Park Elementary School Dist. 97; Jennifer Hunt, Mattoon Community Unit School Dist. 2; Shelley Hutchison, Indian Prairie School Dis. 204; Patricia Ingram, Charleston Community Unit School Dist. 1; Julie Jezuit, Mt. Prospect School Dist. 57; Andrew Johnson, Community Unit School Dist. 303; Nechele Johnson, Urbana School Dist. 116; Kimberly Jordan, Indian Prairie School Dist. 204; Thomas Justison, Morrisonville Community unit School Dist. 1; Sarah Kanive, Aurora West School Dist. 129; Sara Kelley, Elgin School Dist. U-46; Cheryl Konie, Huntley Consolidated School Dist. 158; Barbara Koski, McLean County Unit Dist. 5; Connie Kott, Elgin School Dist. U-46; Lauren Krahenbuhl, Community Unit School Dist. 303; Kirsten Kubala Cleveland, Hinckley-Big Rock Community School Dist. 429; Myles Laffey, Hinsdale Township High School Dist. 86; Bridget Lahart, Medinah Elementary School Dist. 11; Lesli Langel, Indian Prairie School Dist. 204; John Lawless, Jacksonville School Dist. 117; Jennifer Leadaman, Marquardt School Dist. 15; Denise Leatherman, Community Unit School Dist. 303; Elisabeth Lebris, Kenilworth School Dist. 38; Abraham Lee, Des Plaines Community Consolidated School Dist. 62; Kelly Lewis, Glen Ellyn School Dist. 41; Kimberley Liner, Elgin School Dist. U-46; Courtney Longua, Wilmette Public School Dist. 39; Cherise Lopez, Riverside-Brookfield Township School Dist. 208; Lindsay Madej, Community Unit School Dist. 303; Megan Martin, Oregon Community Unit School Dist. 220; Angelique Masellis, Community Consolidated School Dist. 15; Jennifer Massie, Crystal Lake Community School Dist. 47; Timothy Massie, Community Unit School Dist. 303; Barbara Mastin, Deerfield Public School

Dist. 109; Mary Mathey, Community Consolidated School Dist. 15; Jenny McCall, Community Unit School Dist. 303; Erika McCann, Naperville Community Unit School Dist. 203; Hemant Mehta, Indian Prairie School Dist. 204; Tammi Mellert, Medinah Elementary School Dist. 11; Juli Miceli, Huntley Consolidated School Dist. 158; Morgan Moser, Anna-Jonesboro Community High School Dist. 81; Mary Mueller, Elgin School Dist. U-46; Laurie Nannini, Community Unit School Dist. 303; Lindsey Noble, Edwardsville Community Unit School Dist. 7; Kristen North, Minooka Community High School Dist. 111; Laura Ocampo, Elgin School Dist. U-46; Dawn Oler, Hinsdale Township High School Dist. 86; Jane Osmelak, Evanston Township High School Dist. 202; Natalie Page, SesserValier Community Unit School Dist. 196; Theofani Papafotopoulos, Naperville Community Unit School Dist. 203; Tracy Parr, Barrington Community Unit School Dist. 220; Janice Pattat, Oregon Community Unit School Dist. 220; Marilyn Paur, Highland Community School Dist. 5; Kathleen Peth, Wilmette Public School Dist. 39; Jean Phillips, Deerfield Public School Dist. 109; Rory Pine, Community Unit School Dist. 303; Maria Ramos, Elgin School Dist. U-46; Lori Ratliff, Community High School Dist. 155; Lara Reem, Washington Community High School Dist. 308; Courtney Reynolds, Glenview Community

Consolidated School Dist. 34; April Richter, Lincoln-Way Community High School Dist. 210; Laura Riley, Community Unit School Dist. 201; Danielle Rios, Aurora West School Dist. 129; Juliana Rohrlack, Evanston-Skokie Community Consolidated School Dist. 65; Cheryl Romeo, Elgin School Dist. U-46; Frank Rossi, Community Consolidated School Dist. 181; Joseph Ruzicka; Indian Prairie School Dist. 204; Daniel Ryan, MahometSeymour Community School Dist. 3; Laura Schroeder, Community Unit School Dist. 303; Alexandra Scott, Aurora West School Dist. 129; Robert Seidel, Barrington Community Unit School Dist. 220; Virginia Sharp, Indian Prairie School Dist. 204; Shin Ming Shelby, Schaumburg Community Consolidated School Dist. 54; Alisha Smith, Indian Prairie School Dist. 204; Elizabeth Smith, Aurora West School Dist. 129; Patricia Smykal, Indian Prairie School Dist. 204; Jennifer Snyder, McLean County Unit Dist. 5; Jamie Soprych, Community Unit School Dist. 300; Laura Spelic, Community Unit School Dist. 303; Catherine Spung, Edgar County Community School Dist. 6; Kimberly Stancl, Elgin Scool Dist. U-46; Sharon Stewart, Community Unit School Dist. 303; Myra Stinson, Mid-Valley Special Ed Assn.; Elyse Stole, EvanstonSkokie Community Consolidated School Dist. 65; Louise Stompor, Schiller Park School Dist. 81; Bonnie Strejc, Elgin School Dist. U-46; Laurelle Stuart, Aptakisic-Tripp School Dist. 102; JoAnn

Sutherland, Huntley Consolidated School Dist. 158; Miriam Swann, Lake Forest Community High School Dist. 115; Alexandria Tannenbaum, Glen Ellyn School Dist. 41; Shelley Taylor, Glenbard Township High School Dist. 87; Stacie Threlfall, McLean County Unit Dist. 5; Jelena Todorovich, Des Plaines Community Consolidated School Dist. 62; Lior Tomer, Deerfield Public School Dist. 109; Jennifer Trygar, Elgin School Dist. U46; Deborah Udelhofen, Huntley Consolidated School Dist. 158; Matthew Vogel, Glenview Community Consolidated School Dist. 34; Sara Voller, Indian Prairie School Dist. 204; Jessica Volpe, Lake Forest School Dist. 67; Scott Von Essen, Community Unit School Dist. 303; John Waite, Community High School Dist. 99; Allyson Ward, Lincolnshire Prairieview School Dist. 103; Jennifer Weeks, Moline School Dist. 40; Michael Wegrzyn, Indian Prairie Community Unit School Dist. 204; Kurt Weisenburger, Barrington Community Unit School Dist. 220; Matthew Weldon, Elmwood Park Community Unit School Dist. 401; Douglas Wilson, Wilmette Public School Dist. 39; Lauren Wise, Community Unit School Dist. 303; Jennifer Wong, Wheeling Community Consolidated School Dist. 21; Grace Wright-Curtis, Des Plaines Community Consolidated School Dist. 62; Gilbert Wukitsch, Community Unit School Dist. 303; Michael Zernone, Community Unit School Dist. 303

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Five teams of IEA educators win NEA Foundation grant awards

Winner of the $2,000 learning and leadership grant was: Anthony Svozil of Homewood-Flossmoor High School in Flossmoor. To improve the STEM curriculum at the high school, Svozil will attend the Carnegie Mellon Robotics Academy at the National Robotics Engineering Center in Pittsburgh. Upon completing the coursework, Svozil will implement a robotics curriculum in his school’s college engineering course. Winners of the $2,000 student achievement grant were: Jennifer Rizzo and Mary Norman-DeSelm at Bradley East Elementary School in Bradley. The two women will create independent iPad learning centers for reading and math through “The Daily 5.” By adding a technological component to current lessons, educators will encourage student independence and hands-on projects. Tablets will be available to students to use in independent centers and preloaded with specific apps that focus on student needs and to allow student choice.

Three teams of IEA educators were awarded $5,000 NEA Foundation grants and two more teams were awarded $2,000 grants to help students better their learning experiences and their lives, according to the foundation. Winners of the $5,000 student achievement grants were: Angela Scott and Linda Wittman of Alton High School in Alton. The two will use the grant money to empower atrisk students to express themselves through music, drama, dance, visual arts, rap, step and poetry using creative art therapy. Students will study the arts, compose music, record songs and create dance and step routines. They will increase their technological proficiency by using graphic design software, camcorders and music production equipment and, in the end, will share their experiences with elementary school students. Judy Shipman and Susan Oltman of Jefferson Early Childhood Center in Moline. The women will create an outdoor space to implement early childhood best practices. They will create lessons through Creative Curriculum, a standards-based research tool being used at the school, to foster growth that correlates with Illinois Early Learning Standards. They hope to enrich the students’ lives, but also create a child-centered learning environment for students’ families and members of the community. Cara Garmon and Brittany Davidson of Judith Giacoma Elementary School in Westville. These two educators plan to wage war on childhood obesity in their school by teaching students the importance of living a healthy lifestyle. To do so, they will provide students with daily healthy snacks and an evidence-based curriculum for healthy eating choices and exercise. They will also provide teachers with support and equipment needed to lead students in daily exercise.

Kick butts day is March 20
Help youth in your school learn more about the dangers of tobacco use and take on the tobacco industry on Kick Butts Day on March 20. Teachers who want to organize events to empower their students can find an interactive activity guide with easy and engaging events on the Kick Butts Day website (www.kickbuttsday.org). Organized by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (www.tobaccofreekids.org) and sponsored by the United Health Foundation, Kick Butts Day is an annual day of youth activism in the fight against tobacco use. The day is designed to prompt kids to encourage their peers to stay tobacco-free and to educate their communities about the dangers of tobacco and the industry’s marketing practices. Events for the day include: • “They put what in a cigarette?” • Designing a pledge or memorial wall. • Scheduling health fairs and rallies. Tobacco use is the number one cause of preventable death in the United States, killing more than 400,000 people and costing $96 billion in health care bills each year. Studies show that 18.1 percent of high school students still smoke. Every single day, nearly 1,100 kids become regular smokers and nearly one-third of them will die prematurely as a result.
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SPECIAL ELECTION NOTICE
(Remainder of term to expire 7/15/2014.) THE FOLLOWING PROCEDURES SHOULD BE FOLLOWED CAREFULLY BY ALL CANDIDATES.

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NORTHERN SECTION ETHNIC MINORITY ALTERNATE/NEA RA SUCCESSOR DELEGATE

1. Nominations will be accepted if received in the IEA-NEA president's office by March 27, 2013. These nominations are to be filed by CERTIFIED MAIL. Candidates may state on the form, in 100 characters or less, what their qualifications are for the position. Note: The 100 character limit on statements will be strictly followed. Candidate statements will be mailed with the ballots. 2. Sample ballots will be sent out to all candidates and IEA-NEA board members by April 10, 2013. 3. Names shall appear on the ballots in order as determined by lot. 4. Challenges regarding the ballots must be received by April 24, 2013 by CERTIFIED MAIL. 5. Ballots shall be sent by bulk mail no later than May 1, 2013. They must be returned to the IEA-NEA Headquarters, 100 East Edwards St., Springfield, IL 62704, no later than 11:59 p.m. on May 29, 2013, in the official ballot envelope, one ballot per envelope. Ballots received other than in the official ballot envelope shall be considered spoiled. 6. Results shall be tallied or certified by the State Elections Committee on May 31, 2013 at the IEA-NEA Headquarters Building in Springfield. Candidates shall be notified of the results by June 7, 2013. 7. Eligibility: All IEA-NEA members in Regions 19-25, 35, 37, 38, 40, 42, 49, 53, 54, 60 and 63-66 are eligible to participate in the election for this position.

K Northern Section Ethnic Minority Alternate (Remainder of term to expire 7/15/2014)
Please type or print your name below exactly as you wish it to appear on the ballot. INCLUDE SPACES AND PUNCTUATION. ONLY ONE CHARACTER PER BOX.

Membership identification number: Region: City: Home Phone: ( Cell Phone: ( Fax: ) E-mail: ) Address: State: School Phone: ( ) Zip:

Please type or print your candidate statement in the space provided below. ONLY ONE CHARACTER PER BOX. SPACES AND PUNCTUATION COUNT AS CHARACTERS. Candidate statements are limited to 100 characters or less. Statements must not include an exhortation to vote for the candidate and must be nonpromotional, factual and objective.

NOMINATIONS MUST BE SENT BY CERTIFIED MAIL. PLACE ONLY ONE FORM IN EACH CERTIFIED ENVELOPE. SEND TO: PRESIDENT'S OFFICE, IEA-NEA, 100 E. EDWARDS, SPRINGFIELD, IL 62704-1999. (This form may be duplicated.)
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