IEA’s Mission and History

IEA is an association of more than 130,000 members composed of Illinois elementary and secondary teachers, higher education faculty and staff, educational support professionals, retired educators and college students preparing to become teachers.


Cinda Klickna, a high school English teacher from Springfield, is the president of the Illinois Education Association-NEA.  Kathi Griffin, an elementary school teacher from Schaumburg, is the vice president and Al Llorens, a high school mathematics teacher is secretary-treasurer.

Bylaws, Values & Vision

The bylaws are the rules by which the organization agrees to conduct itself. The document establishes rights and responsibilities for the members and states how the association will organize itself.


View a list of IEA Committees and Joint Governance/Staff Task Forces.


Information on how to conduct elections at the local and regional level.


The IEA does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, age, ancestry, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, or other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law.  Download an employment application and view vacancies.

Local Association & Region Websites

IEA Website/facebook standards

The IEA facebook page and the IEA Website are for the discussion of items of general interest to IEA members and other supporters of public education. Those posting to the site should keep in mind that profanity, vulgarity, personal attacks and personal messages are not appropriate for a general interest site and may be removed. Posters are encouraged to stay on-topic. Blatant disregard for the other users can result in a permanent ban from the page