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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  • Celebrate Your Labor...

    The Rockford Labor Day parade is a recognition of the excellence, productivity, and effort of working Americans.  The REA contingent of teachers, families, and friends will be joined this year by members of other IEA locals in the Rockford Public Schools and IEA locals from surrounding areas, and our theme will be advocacy for a Living Wage for everyone.

    Please come walk with us!


  • 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.
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