The SEA – Sue Handy Memorial scholarship was instituted in honor of Sue Handy, a revered Springfield educator who taught at Butler Elementary for many years. Sue loved teaching, wanted to encourage students to become educators and had dreamed of creating such a scholarship. Unfortunately before she was able to put it in place, she … Read more Sue Handy Scholarship 2020
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20190916/teachers-supporters-form-sea-of-red-at-monday-rally Dianne Hennenfent stood outside the Springfield District 186 headquarters before the start of Monday’s school board meeting and recounted how she paid $90 out of pocket each for three of her Advanced Placement psychology students to take their final exams. “It made me feel,” said Hennenfent, a teacher at Southeast High School, “like … Read more SEA of Red – SEP 16, 2019
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20190804/someone-to-know-stephanie-snyder-spearheads-pretzel-feeds-summer-lunch-program Springfield Education Association member, Stephanie Snyder, is doing great things in her community during the summer. Our union members are always giving back, in some way or another. Like our page and find so many more of our members doing fantastic things in the community at https://www.facebook.com/SEA4kidsandcommunity/ .
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20190622/state-workers-ratify-new-contract-get-raises-jan-1 Just in case you were busy taking summer courses, working with students at summer school or were wrapped up at your second job last month, the Illinois state employees represented by AFSCME secured a 12% increase in their salary last month. The Springfield Education Association (SEA) applauds their efforts to stand strong and … Read more 12% Increase For State Workers
Michelle Baker, a fellow colleague from Enos Elementary, lost her home to a fire May 24th, 2019. She and her family are unharmed, but her son, her husband and their three cats are displaced due to the extent of the damage. They will be transitioning living spaces as their home damage is assessed and … Read more True Community
The SEA – Sue Handy Memorial scholarship was instituted in honor of Sue Handy, a revered Springfield educator who taught at Butler Elementary for many years. Sue loved teaching, wanted to encourage students to become educators and had dreamed of creating such a scholarship. Unfortunately before she was able to put it in place, she … Read more SEA – Sue Handy Scholarship Information
https://www.sj-r.com/…/Longtime-educator-Betts-has-history-… I had a very enlightening visit with, District 186 legendary educator, Elbert Betts, his staff and the hard working SPS186 students at the NAACP Alternative Program yesterday. I would like thank him for welcoming me and providing the Springfield Eduction Association further insight into the world of alternative education and an increasing population … Read more Classic Educator… New Solutions
Springfield Voters, When you vote on November 6, you’ll see a proposal for a 1% sales tax increase in Sangamon County. This revenue can only be used to improve our school & athletic facilities. Here’s what you’ll see on your Nov 6 ballot: Shall a retailer’s occupation tax and a service occupation tax (commonly referred … Read more On Nov 6th, check ‘YES’ for SPS!
This well though out commentary is written by a Sangamon County resident, proud public school parent and supporter of the 1% For All Sangamon Schools Referendum. Please take a moment to read and absorb. It speaks to why this could be a great things for all of us. “On the ballot is the question of … Read more 1% For All Sangamon Schools
SEA is excited to bring back a series of all-member socials. Saturday, October 20th starting at 4 p.m. we are hosting a new-member get together at the Dannenberger Winery. This event is for ALL SEA members and their significant others, and we are really hoping that each member will bring out a newer member or … Read more New Member Dannenberger Winery Event