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.