The Unit Five Education Association exists to effect excellence and equity in public education and to be the advocacy organization for public education professionals in McLean County Unit 5 Schools.  UFEA is affiliated with the Illinois Education Association and National Education Association and located in IEA’s Region 14.

Our Purpose and Mission

UFEA exists to advance public education and to promote the welfare of students, teachers and other education professionals. Made up of over 900 members, UFEA forms a representative body which will function effectively with other professional associations (local, state, and national). It is our goal to foster and promote good fellowship and professional ethics among our members, and to enable and empower members to speak with a common voice.

Local Leaders

Visit the leadership page to see a list of elected officers as well as committee chairs and Association Representatives (building reps) for each building.

UFEA members can see their leaders and building reps, and contact them, on our Leader Directory page.


The UFEA website,, was developed by IEA UniServ Director Ben Matthews and is maintained by Ben and UFEA leaders.  The site is updated regularly and your input and feedback are invited.  Simply email us at with your questions, feedback or comments related to the website.