Retirees Council

Shirley Forpe, Retiree Council President

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A brief history: Shirley Forpe, Retiree Council President, has beenactive in our Union for decades. Beginning as a building representative she eventually became Local President and an IFT vice-president. "That's a lot of titles, but I am most proud of my lead in organizing the United Support Staff Council and my career teaching art at Conant.”

Bob Carroll, Retiree Council Vice President

Bob Carroll is known by everyone.  No need for a bio.

Gary Wilson, Retiree Council Treasurer

Gary and his wife live in Schaumburg. They have two children Jennifer and Brian. Both of them graduated from Hoffman Estates HS and Northwestern. Gary earned his BS in mathematics in 1973 from Bradley University where he met his wife and he earned his Masters of Science from NIU in 1976. Gary started teaching in 1973 in Harvey, Illinois and moved to District 211 in 1974 where he taught at Fremd until he retired in 2007. While he was at Fremd, Gary started teaching part time at Harper College. This is his thirtieth year as an adjunct teacher. Gary was an IEA representative in Harvey and has served as the 211 council treasurer, the Local secretary, and is currently the Local 1211 treasurer and the treasurer of the retirees chapter. Greg Zuerlein Authentic Jersey

Local 1211 is a 1000+ member teachers' union consisting of teachers, teachers' assistants, paraprofessionals and school-related personnel. Local 1211 is a member of the Illinois Federation of Teachers. The IFT supports – but does not govern – local unions and their members. The IFT is affiliated with the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and the AFL-CIO.
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