• Advocacy in Action

    As a statewide association, IASA is a united voice for superintendents in the Illinois General Assembly. We work tirelessly to advocate for legislation that will improve education in our state and benefit our members.

    Whenever issues of interest or importance happen at the State Capitol, the IASA will provide members with not only the facts, but also an analysis regarding what legislative proposals mean, potential impacts and what counter-proposals might emerge. The Capitol Watch reports are timely, delivered electronically and only available to IASA members. The Bill Tracker/Analysis is a new feature exclusive to IASA membership. Click the images below to access. Members only

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     About IASA's  Director of Government Relations

    Madeline McCuneMadeline McCune came to IASA in October 2021 from the Illinois House of Representatives, where she served as Research and Budget Analyst. In her duties, she worked directly with lobbyists, agencies and legislators to negotiate education policy. As IASA’s Director of Government Relations, she works closely with legislators, the governor’s office, the Illinois State Board of Education and other stakeholders on public policy matters that impact public education. Ms. McCune also provides updates and analysis to IASA members on legislative proposals and the potential impact on schools.  


    About IASA's Chief of Staff 

    Emily WarneckeEmily Warnecke came to IASA in January 2022 from East Alton SD #13, where she served as superintendent for four years. During that time, she collaborated with state and local legislators to advocate for public education. Mrs. Warnecke brings her field experience to IASA in the role of Chief of Staff. In the position, Mrs. Warnecke assists with legislative advocacy, helps IASA represent the views of superintendents across our state and assists in IASA operations.