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Communications Committee

Chair: Josh Chambers

Primary Focus: 

  • Create an annual calendar/review the annual calendar for Committee work
  • Set the annual Social Media calendar
  • Re-tweet, re-post IASPA & AASPA content
  • Create content for IASPA social media outlets

Meeting Frequency: Quarterly meetings


Constitution & Governmental Relations

Chair: Monica Schroeder

Primary Focus:

  • Create an annual calendar/review the annual calendar for Committee work
  • Meet to identity and discuss legislative changes and potential impact
  • Create a quarterly update to the Board and IASPA membership
  • Annually review the IASPA Constitution & Bylaws for recommended changes
  • Annually review the IASPA Legislative Priorities for recommended changes

Meeting Frequency: 3-4 virtual meetings throughout school year; no summer meetings 


Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Chair: Natacia Campbell-Tominov

Primary Focus:

  • Create an annual calendar/review the annual calendar for Committee work
  • Review the work/goals of other states’ EDI Committees
  • Collect viable EDI plans/frameworks from Illinois school districts
  • Develop an EDI outreach program
  • Create an EDI resource library

Meeting Frequency: Quarterly meetings (Starting in September)


Mentor

Chair: Jeff Knapp

Primary Focus:

  • Create an annual calendar/review the annual calendar for Committee work
  • Create a curriculum for training qualified mentors
  • Recommend criteria for mentor eligibility
  • Recommend criteria for mentee eligibility
  • Create a curriculum for mentors to utilize with mentees

Meeting Frequency: Monthly meetings August - January; quarterly after that 


Nominations

Chair: Ed Piotrowski

Primary Focus: 

  • Create an annual calendar/review the annual calendar for Committee work
  • Create a rubric to determine eligibility for Board positions
  • Solicit candidates for Board positions
  • Review & recommend changes to eligibility process
    • Consider the use of digital interviews
    • Consider requiring letters of recommendation

Meeting Frequency: 3-4 virtual meetings annually between August and December 

***To ensure that there is no conflict of interest, the Nominations Committee is comprised of Past-Presidents and Retired Members. There is no option to volunteer for this committee.***


Recognitions

Chair: Angelica Romano

Primary Focus:

  • Create an annual calendar/review the annual calendar for Committee work
  • Solicit nominees for IASPA awards
  • Seek to diversity the nomination pool for IASPA awards (both personal characteristics & geographic area represented)
  • Contact potential sources of nominations (other state associations, law firms, etc.)
  • Review and make recommendations re: changes to award rubrics
  • Review nominations for eligibility and to determine award winners

Meeting Frequency: 3-4 virtual meetings annually between September and December, approximately one hour of independent work in preparation for final meeting in December 


Sponsorship

Chair: Briant Kelly

Primary Focus:

  • Create an annual calendar/review the annual calendar for Committee work
  • Solicit additional Business & Law Firm Partners
    • Who can Board Members recommend and connect Committee members with?
    • Who can members recommend and connect Committee members with?
  • Create a script/talking points for connecting with potential Business & Law Firm Partners
  • Connect with potential Business & Law Firm Partners at annual AASPA Conference
  • Visit all Partners at IASPA Annual Conference

Meeting Frequency: 3 virtual meetings: September, December, March


Website

Chair: Phil Georgia

Primary Focus: 

  • Create an annual calendar/review the annual calendar for Committee work
  • Drive people to the IASPA website
  • Encourage member use of IASPA Connect
  • Review the IASPA & AASPA websites regularly; recommend updates for IASPA website

Meeting Frequency: 4 meetings per year: March, June, September, December


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