Anna Teachers and Staff Vote No Confidence in Superintendent

ANNA – Anna Elementary Education Association (AEEA) took a vote of no confidence in the Community Consolidated School District 37 (CCSD 37) Superintendent, Dr. Julie Bullard.

AEEA represents 75 teachers, custodians, cooks, aides, nurse, secretaries, and bus drivers, who educate the 568 students in CCSD37.

The following is attributable to Anna Elementary Education Association President Jenny Hall:

“We feel a responsibility to the community to protect their investment in the school district. We respect the families who have sacrificed to support the school district and entrusted the district with the education of their children. We believe these families deserve to have their sacrifice and trust respected. We want to have the best school district possible and in order to do that, a clear vision and set of goals must be established, along with a systemic plan for implementation that is clearly communicated with all stakeholders.

Over the past 3-1/2 years, the staff of District 37 and concerned community members have spoken to administration and school board members on multiple occasions seeking to resolve these issues. Yet, these issues still remain. Therefore, we, the Anna Elementary Education Association, are saying unequivocally to the school board that we lack confidence in the leadership of Dr. Julie Bullard. In our opinion, she has shown repeatedly that she lacks the basic qualities and skills necessary to lead the district ethically, responsibly and transparently. As the result of a ballot vote held by the AEEA, we ask the board to consider terminating the contract of Dr. Julie Bullard and  to select a new superintendent who is an educator that shares the core values of the district and whose beliefs are aligned with the mission of the Anna School District.”

You can find the full resolution attached.


At 135,000 members strong, the Illinois Education Association (IEA) is the largest union in Illinois. The IEA represents PreK-12 teachers outside the city of Chicago and education support staff, higher education faculty and support staff, retired education employees and students preparing to become teachers, statewide.

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