Mobley’s Monday Message 4-22-19


“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better.
It’s not.”   ~The Lorax


Is spring finally here? I hope everyone had an enjoyable three-day weekend and had an opportunity to spend some time outdoors!


Thank you for attending the SEA/SEEO General Meeting

The leadership of the SEA and SEEO want to thank everyone in attendance at our Annual General Meeting last Monday afternoon. It was nice to kick-off one of many celebrations for the Class of 2019 District 54 Retirees. We appreciated having the following distinguished guests in attendance: IEA President Kathi Griffin, IEA Vice-President Al Llorens, Cook County Commissioner Kevin Morrison, and NEA Director Amy Biancheri, our key note speaker.



Continuing to serve as your SEA President

During the business portion of our General Meeting, Victoria Mikos was elected as your SEA Vice-President for the next two years. Additionally, I was elected to continue as your SEA President for the next two years. This first year as interim President has been quite a learning experience, but it is one that I have thoroughly enjoyed. I look forward to continuing to work closely with our building reps and Executive Team members and supporting all of our members of the SEA!


Felicia Cichy Award Winner

Congratulations to Daniel Argueta from Stevenson School who was SEA’s 2019 recipient of our Felicia Cichy Award. At the local level, Dan has served as our ethnic minority representative to the Region 35 council as well as to the IEA-RA. At the state level, he has served as the Northern Vice-Chair for the IEA Minority Caucus and as a member of the Human and Civil Rights Committee. Previously, Dan was the Midwest Director for the NEA Hispanic Caucus and as Secretary after that. As an officer of the Hispanic Caucus, he also sat on the Ethnic Minority Affairs Committee at NEA, which also monitors issues of race equity in the Association and advocates for racial and social justice in education and serves as an advisory board to the NEA President, Lily-Eskelsen Garcia. Dan is a great advocate for our students and for our members.


In Need of Volunteers

This Saturday, the SEA will be sending a team of members to volunteer at the Community Closet at Addams Jr. High 10 AM – 12 PM. We need a few more volunteers to fill up our allotted spots. If you are available, please click here to volunteer with the SEA.


Here are some fun ways to celebrate this week:

April 22nd: National Earth Day

April 23rd: National Picnic Day

April 24th: National Administrative Professionals’ Day

April 25th: National Take our Daughters and Sons to Work Day

April 26th: National Pretzel Day


Important Dates in April:

April 27th: Volunteer at the Community Closet at Addams Jr. High 10 AM – 12 PM; Click here to volunteer with the SEA.



Lori Mobley

Schaumburg Education Association President

Cell: (847) 344-5249

Office @IKE: (847) 357-5450