Mobley’s Monday Message 9-3-19

“Almost every student you meet may be fighting a battle you know nothing about.

Stop. Think. Then make your response accordingly.” ~Robert John Meehan

Time to change those classroom calendars from August to September! Take a moment to reflect on how the first couple of weeks back have been and what you are going to do in September to continue to encourage and bring joy to the students you encounter each and every day. YOU are an amazing educator!


First Pay Check of the Year

Take a moment to look at your paycheck from last Friday to make sure it is accurate. Since this was one of three “Free Pays” this year, no insurance, 403(b), or dues were taken out, look at the regular salary line and multiply by 26 weeks. That number should be matching up with what your annual salary is listed as on the Employee Access Center. Any questions regarding your paycheck can be directed to Julie Chaudhary (x. 5025) or Kim Sanders (x.5029) in the payroll department.


Planning Time

Elementary teachers (which includes Jr. High) and ELC classroom teachers who receive 270 minutes of planning time, should have 150 minutes of non-administration directed time (a.k.a., personal planning time). If this is not the case check with your building representative. Also, Karen Chin (Addams Jr. High), our Contract and Grievance chair on our SEA Exec Board, is available for you to contact with any other contractual questions. Her personal email is:



SEA and SEEO have maintained nearly 100% membership that has allowed us to bargain numerous items that support our roles in the classroom as well as strengthen the education of our students.  The district recognizes SEA and SEEO as the voice of our educators and advocate for our students. The Illinois Education Association is aware of the anti-union mailings being sent out to its members across the state from the Illinois Policy Institute. If you have received one of these postcards or mailings and want to know more of the facts about these organizations, please visit IEA’s Proud Member Website.


Important Dates in September

*September 16: First SEA Building Representative Meeting of the year, 3:30-5:00 PM in the Board Room (ALL members are invited to attend!)

*September 18: Half-Day In-service

*September 22: Run to Read (Are you signed up to run or volunteer?)

*September 23: NEW Building Representative Training @the RAC 3:45 – 5:45 PM


This Day in History

On September 2, 1969, America’s first automatic teller machine (ATM) makes its public debut, dispensing cash to customers at Chemical Bank in Rockville Center, New York.


I hope you had a great, refreshing Labor Day weekend (and that you aren’t reading this until Tuesday because you took time away from the labor and made time to do something you enjoy on your day off)!

Lori Mobley

Schaumburg Education Association President

Cell: (847) 344-5249

Office @IKE: (847) 357-5450