Illinois NEA Directors

Your Illinois NEA Directors attend the NEA Board of Directors meeting three times each year in Washington, D.C., and at the annual NEA Representative Assembly. Additional electronic meetings are held as needed.

Directors also participate in other NEA conferences and events. They serve on the IEA Board of Directors.

Your NEA Directors are available to visit Regions and Locals and join you for other association events.

Gladys Marquez is an non-voting official observer to the NEA Board representing the Hispanic Caucus.

Eric Brown is a member of the NEA Executive Committee

The NEA Directors also sit on the following committees:

Joyce Bailey: Human and Civil Rights

Eric Brown: Member Rights, Leadership Summit Design Team, Conference Alignment Team, Student Conference Planning Team, Women’s Issues, Read Across America

Gina Harris: Local President Release Time

Rainy Kaplan: Human and Civil Rights and the NEA Steering Committee

Gladys Marquez: Board Leadership Development, MLTP Planning Team, Conference Alignment Team, Joint Conference Planning Team, Ethnic and Minority Harmony, Ethnic and Minority Affairs

Loretta Ragsdell: Organizing, Higher Ed. Conference Planning

Mary Ann Rivera: ESP Careers, Joint Conference Planning Team

Mae Smith: Member Rights, Retired Conference Planning Team

Tom Tully: Local President Release Time, Leadership Summit Design Team

Kari Vanderjack: Board Leadership Development

Alex Wallace: Friend of Education, Legislative, ESP Planning Team

David Watts: UniServ Advisory, Internal Concerns Committee, Annual Meeting Review

IEA Members on NEA Committees:

Bill Farmer: Charter School Task Force

Al Llorens: State Leaders Conference Planning Team

Louise Stomper: Women’s Issues

We are here to serve IEA

Contact Senior NEA Director Joyce Bailey to schedule a visit by one of your NEA Directors.

Directors are also available to work with IEA interest and constituency groups.

If you have questions about your National Education Association contact an NEA Director.


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