The Rockford Education Association (REA) is the local professional union representing teachers, certified nurses, librarians, psychologists, social workers, and other faculty in the Rockford School District No. 205.
We are a professional association because we spend a great deal of our time and resources in trying to improve education for all the children in the district. We provide training opportunities for our members, professional consultation, research, and interact with the administration and school board to improve student learning and promote member professionalism.
Those Who Excel
The most recent Those Who Excel Awards were a roaring success. This year’s awards banquet saw a larger audience to celebrate the honorees, a new award from the REA Executive Board, and a new master of ceremonies, Cyndy Janssen.
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Make A Difference!
Do you know teachers who could use support during the evaluation process? Would you like to talk to a school board member about what it’s really like in an RPS classroom? Would you like to serve as a watchdog, informing REA leaders and members about what is happening on school board committees? Would you like to help new teachers feel included and help them fulfill their promise? Then volunteer for an REA team or committee.
Here’s your chance to participate in REA leadership, by joining a team, committee or task force. As new challenges arise and opportunities are seen, the REA evolves.
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About the IEA
The Illinois Education Association is our statewide organization. When someone joins the REA he/she automatically becomes a member of both our state and national affiliates because we are unified. Part of your total dues supports the state program and part the national program. We are all one organization working at the local, state and national level.