We are the River Trails Education Association (RTEA). Our association consists of over 200 members, including our teachers, support staff, such as our school nurses, psychologists, speech and language pathologists, teacher assistants, building secretaries, custodians, and cafeteria workers. We serve three schools, including two elementary schools and one middle school with a total enrollment of over 1,300 students.
Our employer is River Trails School District 26 in Mount Prospect, Illinois. Our community is located approximately 25 miles northwest of downtown Chicago. It is a suburban village with a population of approximately 54,000 people.
We are an affiliate of the National Education Association (NEA) and the Illinois Education Association (IEA).
The primary objectives of our association are to advance public education in Illinois and to work for the welfare of our school children. In addition, we also work to improve the professional and economic status of our membership. We also act as the liaison between our members and school administration.