SEA of Red – SEP 16, 2019

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

Pretzel Pride

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/ .

12% Increase For State Workers

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

True Community

    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

Classic Educator… New Solutions

  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