Mobley’s Monday Message 9-24-18

“Connect first, then your leadership becomes a gift, not a threat.”

(Thanks to Eisenhower’s “Toilet Times” for this quote)

How about yesterday’s Run to Read? Did you go? Did you see your school’s mascot run? It was definitely a great start to my Sunday morning! The weather couldn’t have been any better for running a 5K. It was nice to see so many teacher participants and volunteers at this event.


Today afterschool is our Building Representative Training at the PLC from 3:45-5:30 PM. Please thank your building reps for attending and for going through our new training modules for being one of our MVP SEA Building reps.


Tomorrow afterschool is SEA’s Trivia Night for our early career teachers has been cancelled. We will keep you posted on our future teambuilding events.


Our first all member outing will be on Wednesday, October 10th, at Fox & Hound (1416 N. Roselle Rd, Schaumburg) beginning at 3:30 PM. Come when your staff development is over. It’s an opportunity to meet our SEA leadership and mingle with members across our district. If you are interested in attending, reply to my email so I can reserve the right amount of space for us. Mark your calendars!


This Friday is the last day to place your SEA Spirit Wear. Click here to place your order today.  Use the access code SEASEA. . Orders will be delivered to your schools by the end of October.


We now have SEA lanyards available for $5. Your building rep has a sign-up sheet. If you are interested in getting one by TOMORROW, see your building rep today as I will have them available for purchase at the Building Rep Training today. A portion of your purchase will be donated to NEA’s Fund for Children and Public Education. We will be selling lanyards throughout the month of October. You can make checks payable to the Schaumburg Education Association.


On Thursday, October 11th, at 5:00 PM, at the Palatine Illinois Education Association office, there will be a presentation on Federal Student Loan Forgiveness. This will be a one-hour presentation where you can learn more about student loan forgiveness, what it means to be a member of an education association, and the benefits of membership. If you are someone still with student loans you are trying to pay off, this should be a great event for you to attend. Visit IEA’s website at to register today. Or checkout the Reduce Your Student Loan Debt video.

Reduce Your Student Loan Debt – YouTube

Existing student debt exceeds an astounding $1.2 trillion and over 40 million Americans are dealing with huge student loan payments every month. Find out how…



Last week I had the pleasure of visiting MacArthur, Armstrong, Muir, Addams, Dirksen, Collins, & Campanelli. This week I’ll be wrapping up my district tour as I stop by Stevenson, Keller, Lakeview, Early Childhood Center, and Churchill. Maybe your administrator will stop by your room with me!


Find a colleague you haven’t talked to this year and have a conversation with them to connect or reconnect with them! Keep building up those positive relationships in your schools. Have a great week!



Important dates in September/October:

September 24th: SEA Building Representatives Training 3:45-5:30 PM PLC

September 28th: Last day to order SEA Spirit Wear

October 1st: SEA Executive Board Meeting

October 4th/5th: Parent/Teacher Conferences

October 8th: No School – Columbus Day

October 10th: SEA Member Outing – “Meet the SEA Leadership” Fox & Hound (1416 N. Roselle Rd., Schaumburg) beginning at 3:30 PM or whenever you can get there!

October 11th: Federal Student Loan Forgiveness Presentation, 5 PM Palatine-IEA

October 15th: SEA Building Representatives Meeting 3:30


Let’s celebrate the week ahead nationally:

Monday, September 24th: National Punctuation Day ! ? .

Tuesday, September 25th: National Math Storytelling Day

Wednesday, September 26th: National Johnny Appleseed Day

Thursday, September 27th: National Crush a Can Day…ha!

Friday, September 28th: National Good Neighbor Day…time for a random act of kindness!



Lori Mobley

Schaumburg Education Association President

Cell: (847) 344-5249

Office @IKE: (847) 357-5450

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