Region 11 Election Results

Region 11 held an election on March 29, 2022. Below are the election results.

Region Chair (three-year term)

  • Crysta Weitekamp

Region Vice Chair (three-year term)

  • Kelly Sholtis

2022 NEA RA Delegates

  • Crysta Weitekamp
  • LeAnn Divijak
  • Kelly Sholtis
  • Corey Bond
  • Angie Meneghetti
  • Angie Koerwitz
  • Gail Kolbeck
  • Stephanie Schwab*
  • Jenn Ciotti*
  • Gay Johnson*

*These write-in candidates received the same number of votes for the eighth delegate position. They are encouraged to contact the SEA President if they are interested in serving as a delegate.

SEA Election Results

SEA held an election on March 29, 2022. Below are the election results.

SEA President (two-year term)

  • Aaron Graves

SEA 1st Vice President (two-year term)

  • Leslie Termine

SEA Secretary (two-year term)

  • Tiana Durr

SEA Treasurer SPECIAL ELECTION (one-year term)

  • Jennifer Rockwell

Ethnic Minority Rep (one-year term)

  • Juan Morrison

Elementary School Rep (one-year term)

  • Sarah Maley
  • Mindy Daley

Middle School Rep (one-year term)

  • Kristen Langer

High School Rep (one-year term)

  • Tracy Dempsey

ESP Rep (one-year term)

  • Stacy Lawrence
  • Michele Ellenz



Region 11 IEA RA Delegates

The members below will be representing Region 11 at the 2022 IEA Representative Assembly on April 8-9 in Rosemont, IL.

    • Corey Bond
    • Christine Craddock
    • Monique Davis
    • LeAnn Divjak
    • Kathleen Johnson
    • Meghan Kapnick
    • Angie Meneghetti
    • Juan Morrison
    • Stephanie Schwab
    • Crysta Weitekamp

Sue Handy Scholarship 2022

The Springfield Education Association (SEA) is offering a scholarship for students who plan to pursue a career in public school teaching.  The scholarship is open to any graduating senior who has attended a District #186 high school for at least one year, or to a student whose parent or legal guardian is an employee of District #186, provided the student is enrolled in a public school.

The scholarship is designed to assist two deserving students who plan to become a public school teacher.  Students chosen for the scholarship(s) will receive $2,500 payable over four years with a copy of their transcripts and/or proof of enrollment.

All applicant packets must be submitted to Springfield Education Association, Attn: Scholarship Committee,  3440 Liberty Drive, Springfield, IL 62704 by March 31, 2022.

Finalists should be available to be interviewed on April 21, 2022, by representatives of the SEA Scholarship Committee.  Scholarship recipients/continuants will be announced by the end of May 2022 or at the recipients’ Awards Assembly, if applicable.

The scholarship was instituted in honor of Sue Handy, a Springfield educator who taught at Butler Elementary for many years. Sue wanted to encourage students to become teachers and had dreamed of creating such a scholarship. Before she was able to put it in place, she lost her battle with cancer. The scholarship was instituted in honor of Sue Handy, and had been continued under the auspices of the SEA.