Alton Education Association Standing Committees
The professional negotiations committee shall be elected by the general membership. The committee shall consist of twenty-four members, with one third of the members elected each year to a three-year term. The professional negotiations committee may enlist the advice and services of other individuals, as it deems necessary to function in the best interest of the association. This committee will elect from its committee membership a chief negotiator/chairperson and a negotiating team. Committee member duties include regular attendance at meetings and participation in all assigned duties as needed. If a vacancy occurs, the professional negotiations chair and/or the president can appoint a qualified member to fulfill the remainder of the vacated term.
Bobby Rickman – Chair
|School Years 20/21 – 22/23||School Years 21/22 – 23/24||School Years 22/23 – 24/25|
|Sara Carter-Witt – Eunice Smith||Chris Petrea – High School||Jason Chapman – North|
|Heather Decker – North||Jen Herring – East||Teresa Callies – East|
|Trish Bryant – West||Ronica Lansdon – West||Ray Greenberg – Eunice Smith|
|Janele Knouse – North||Kem Wiegand – High School||Amanda Powers – West|
|Carla Hilgert – High School||Jay Jackson – Middle School||Bobby Rickman – High School|
|Ann Norman – District Offices||Penny Salvato – Lovejoy|
|Nathan Bruns – High School||Vacant|
The membership committee shall maintain, in a timely manner, the membership roster, report data monthly to the treasure, representative assembly, and executive committee. The committee will also work to increase union membership of both new and current employees.
Bobby Rickman – Chair
Ronica Lansdon – West
Kara Santoni – Middle School
Emily Lamb – Middle School
Sarah Jones – East
The by-laws committee shall work to educate members about by-laws, report to the representative assembly, update and amend as determined by the membership.
Jay Jackson – Middle School
David Hurley – High School
Christina Krewinghaus – High School
The public relations committee shall be responsible for planning and implementing of the local association.
April Gray – High School
Brian Bergin – High School
David Schwartz (Chair) – East
The election committee shall conduct elections per the election guidelines.
Fiona Griswald – High School
Roxanne Neuman – High School
Melinda Fensterman – Gilson Brown
The grievance committee shall be responsible for monitoring and enforcing the contract. It shall assist members in the application of the grievance procedure. It may make recommendations whether to arbitrate grievances to the executive committee. The grievance committee shall be appointed by the president with approval of the executive committee.
Angie Garrett – Lewis and Clark
Chris Petrea – High School
Tim Rister – Middle School
Sick Leave Bank
The committee meets works with the District on application for use of the Sick Leave Bank.
Jen Herring (Chair) – East
Kim Lawrence – North
Carla Hilgert – AHS
The committee meets, as needed to agree with administration on upcoming calendars.
Lisa Embrey – East
Amy Hall – High School
Jill Mitchell – Middle School
The scholarship committee shall be responsible for the administration of the AEA scholarship fund on a yearly basis.
Kayla Hansen – High School
Marybeth St. Peters Winslow – High School
Racial and Gender Equity
The committee shall be responsible for providing training and resources to help promote inclusion of all individuals, specifically working to improve racial and gender equity.
Sarah Thomas – High School
Sarah Prott – High School
Vicki Schilling – North
Succila Jones -High School
Joint Committee on Evaluations
The committee shall be responsible for receiving input about the evaluation process for staff and meet with the District committee on evaluations.
Bobby Rickman – High School
Jen Herring – East Elementary
Jaime Hauver – Early Childhood
Edie Banks – North (Special Education/Related Services)
Janice Burgess – West Elementary
Sheryl Malloy – Middle School
Kathryn Dexheimer – High School