SEA side with Chery 12-21-17

We made it! I hope that your first half(ish) of the 17-18 school year was a successful one for all! I also hope you enjoy your next 2 weeks off and can relax and unwind a bit before we return.


Eliasek Scholarship paperwork is attached. It is also posted on our webpage. All family members of SEA and SEEO members are eligible.


Election Results J Congrats to all who were elected and thank you for your willingness to represent our members at the IEA-RA!!


Thank you to our wonderful ballot counters: Kara Zielinski, Bridget Smith, Kim Smith, Vicki Mikos, Rosemary Hulina, Keith Lange, Stephanie Krizmis, Sandy Bostrom, Maria Ayala, and Chery Anderson


2018 IEA Representative Assembly Delegates (SEA):

  • Victoria Mikos
  • Daniel Argueta (will attend as the minority rep)
  • Michelle Mason
  • Cynthia Dressler
  • Kelly O’Reilly
  • Sandra Bostrom
  • Maria Barba (write-in)
  • Stephanie Krizmis (write-in)
  • Rachel Rosone (write-in)
  • Iris Santiago (write-in)
  • Zach Miller (write-in)


2018 IEA Representative Assembly First Alternate (SEA):

  • Deanne DiDomenico (write-in) (will attend in Dan’s place)
  • Chyrel Moore (write-in)
  • Phyllis Ardagh (write-in)
  • Michelle Burke (write-in)
  • Sara Husnick (write-in)


2018 IEA Representative Assembly Delegate (SEEO)

  • None


2017 IEA Representative Assembly Region 35 Ethnic Minority Delegate:

  • Daniel Argueta (SEA member)


Region 35 Council Representative (2 year term)

  • Bethany Dunphy Noel (SEEO Member) (write-in for two year position)
  • Janet Green (SEEO Member) (write-in for two year position)

Automatic attendees due to elected executive board positions:

  • Region Chair – Kara Zielinski
  • SEA President – Chery Anderson
  • SEA Vice President – Lori Mobley
  • SEEO President – Kathy Jesuit


That’s all I have for you today. Here’s wishing you a wonderful holiday season. I wish you safe and well over winter break.


PS – December comes from the Latin word decem, meaning “ten” because this was the tenth month of the early Roman calendar.

  • December 6 is Saint Nicholas Day. St. Nicholas, the patron saint of children, inspires traditions around the world from hunts for presents to stockings or shoes filled with sweets.
  • December 7 is National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.
  • Bodhi Day: 8 December – Day of Enlightenment, celebrating the day that the historical Buddha (Shakyamuni or Siddhartha Gautama) experienced enlightenment (also known as Bodhi). New Years
  • Hanukkah begins at sundown on Tuesday, December 12, and ends at sundown on the 20th.
  • December 13 is St. Lucia’s Day, which has long been associated with festivals of light. Before the Gregorian calendar reform in 1752, her feast day occurred on the shortest day of the year (hence the saying “Lucy light, Lucy light, shortest day and longest night”).
  • December 21 is the Winter Solstice  also called “Yule” —the astronomical first day of winter in the Northern Hemisphere and first day of summer in the Southern Hemisphere.
  • Festivus: 23 December – a parody holiday created by Daniel O’Keefe and made popular by Seinfeld as an alternative to Christmas
  • December 25 is Christmas Day, a Christian holiday commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ.
  • Boxing Day: 26 December – Day after Christmas.
  • Kwanzaa: 26 December–1 January – Pan-African festival celebrated in the US.
  • On the last evening of the year, December 31, kiss the person you hope to keep kissing!




Chery Anderson

SEA President

Schaumburg School District 54