UFEA Leadership includes your elected officers, committee chairs, and Association Representatives (Building Reps) elected by members in each building. Your leaders want (and need) to hear from you. President Lindsey Dickinson, and your IEA UniServ Director Ben Matthews, may be reached at the UFEA Office (located at the IEA Office in Bloomington), by email or by phone. Your Building Rep is your first point of contact – they are listed below by building. 

Committee Chairs/Executive Committee

  • Bylaws: John Bierbaum • NCWHS
  • Calendar: Susan Steinbach • Sugar Creek
  • Collective Bargaining: Julie Hagler • NCHS & Dan Swallow • CJHS/Jason Ruyle • NCHS
  • Elections: Julie Hagler • NCHS
  • Grievance: Dan Swallow • CJHS & Jason Ruyle • NCHS
  • Hospitality: Lynnette Bixby • Hudson
  • Membership: Jen Ritchason • KJHS
  • New Member: Claire Rybarczyk • NCHS
  • Political Action: Donna Leamer • Pepper Ridge
  • PR/Community Service: Nikki Piercy • EJHS
  • Scholarship: Colleen Moore • Glenn

Contractual Committees

These committees exist as a result of negotiated contract language, or other agreements UFEA has with the District.  The President and Vice President of the Association serve as members of every committee due to their office.  Additional members serving on committees are appointed by the President. Current committees, members and relevant contract language include:

Calendar (6.1)

  • Lynnette Bixby • Hudson
  • Dan Swallow • CJHS
  • David Starr • Glenn
  • Sarah Wollenweber • NCWHS
  • Cheryl Springwood • EJHS
  • Joan Fee • NCHS
  • Erin Auskings • Early Learning

Evaluation (7.19)

  • Amy Yokley • Hoose
  • Alyssa Poulos • EJHS
  • Cindy Woods • Prairieland
  • Liz Heidemann • Parkside Elementary
  • Angela Ray • Fox Creek
  • Susan Marcum • Grove

Insurance (9.6)

  • Melissa Blaum •  Northpoint
  • Linda Kitterman • Brigham
  • Dana Starkey •  NCHS
  • Angie Funfar • Sugar Creek
  • Vacancy
  • Vacancy

Professional Learning Communities (PLC LOU)

  • Dan Swallow • CJHS
  • Monique Hall • Sugar Creek
  • Tracy Freeman • NCWHS
  • Vacancy
  • Vacancy

Schedule B (Schedule B LOU)

  • Adam Richards • NCWHS
  • Joan Fee • NCHS
  • Vacancy
  • Vacancy

Association Representatives/Building Representatives

Building: Representative • term

  • Benjamin: Peg Lovin • 2017-19 & Tene Sprau • 2017-19 &
  • Brigham:  Linda Kitterman • 2016-18
  • Carlock: Rebekah Arnold • 2017-19
  • Cedar Ridge: Rachel Enomoto • 2017-19 & Maggie Lakebrink • 2018-2020
  • Fairview: Jamie Wheelwright • 2018-2020
  • Field: Michelle Brown • 2018-2020
  • Fox Creek: Vacancy • 2018-2020 & Vacancy • 2018-2020
  • Glenn: Angela Grubic • 2018-2020, David Starr • 2018-2020 & Michelle Wagehoff • 2018-2020
  • Grove: Sherilyn Klendworth • 2018-2020 & RaeAnn Ploense • 2018-2020
  • Hoose: Dan Gibler • 2017-19 & Shawn Mann • 2017-19
  • Hudson: Lori Beemer • 2017-19
  • Northpoint: Rebecca Spears • 2018-2020 & Cindy Leake • 2017-19
  • Oakdale: Jamale Brewster • 2018-2020 & Geri Kerber • 2018-2020
  • Parkside Elementary: Anne Atteberry • 2018-2020 & Abby Schoolman • 2017-19
  • Pepper Ridge: Donna Leamer • 2017-19 & Kim Miller • 2018-2020
  • Prairieland: Britta Armstrong • 2017-19 & Lacey Stone • 2018-2020
  • Sugar Creek: Angie Funfar • 2018-2020 & Susan Nicklas • 2018-2020
  • Towanda: Lisa Heaser • 2017-19
  • CJHS: Jeff Cole • 2018-2020, Kelly Cole • 2017-19 & Terri Peoples • 2018-2020
  • EJHS: Amanda Armstrong • 2018-2020, Nikki Piercy • 2018-2020  & Cheryl Springwood • 2018-2020
  • KJHS: Kimberly Johnson • 2017-19, Dawn Odell • 2018-2020 & Diana Pullins • 2018-2020
  • PJHS: Logan Beckman • 2018-2020, Beth Topping • 2017-19 & Kristen Tripp • 2018-2020
  • NCHS: Joan Fee • 2018-2020, Tyler McWhorter • 2017-19, Stefan Robinson • 2018-2020, Hillary Ruyle • 2017-19, Jason Ruyle • 2018-2020 & Claire Rybarczyk • 2017-19
  • NCWHS: Jeff Breuning • 2017-19, Karl Goeke • 2018-2020, Matt Hoder • 2018-2020, Shelli Lord • 2018-2020, Peggy Modglin • 2018-2020 & Jim Rumps • 2018-2020
  • Unit Office: Nora Bardi • 2017-19

IEA UniServ Director

Ben Matthews
304 S. Eldorado Road, Suite 2
Bloomington, IL 61704
309.663.6400
Ben.Matthews@ieanea.org