The Spring 2017 issue of the IBEA Reports is now posted online. This issue provides the latest information about IBEA and its activities.

You may download a copy by clicking the following link:

Spring 2017 IBEA Reports

Attention IBEA Members

Share what you and your colleagues are doing in your
business/computer classrooms at the

2017 IBEA Annual Fall Conference
November 8-10, 2017 ~ Springfield, IL

Have you attended a conference or seminar and thought…
I wish there were more topics on what I do in MY classroom?

If so, now is your chance to “Exchange, Engage, and Enlighten” with other business teachers. Consider hosting an open forum where session attendees exchange best practices about related to a specific course (i.e. Sports Marketing projects, Business Law activities, Web Page Design ideas, Introduction to Business tips and tricks, Coding software).

Please submit your proposal today.

IBEA is pleased to announce the following election results:

Second Vice President: Dr. Patrice Boyles

Board Member-at-Large: Harriet Happel and Deena Powell
(note: Harriet Happel resigned her position just after the election. Per IBEA Bylaws, Karen Drage will fill the vacated spot)

Secretary: Betsy Mehlberg

These newly elected individuals will begin/continue their terms following the November 2017 IBEA Fall Conference

IBEA would like to recognize the following award winners from the 2016 IBEA Fall Conference.

Distinguished Service Award - Dr. Glenn Bailey

Post Secondary Teacher of the Year - Mary Ann Hurd

Secondary Teacher of the Year - Jo Ellen Walsh

Professional Recognition Award - Mary Lutz

Writer's Hall of Fame Awards - Dr. Tamra S. Davis, Ms. Christie Jahn Hovey, and Dr. Kathy Mountjoy

For pictures and more in-depth biographical information, check out the Latest News section. In order to access the Latest News section, you must be a current IBEA member.

The new CTE Fact Sheet is now available for download on the ISBE Web site. This is a good document to share with your administration, board, and parents.

The 2016 CTE Fact Sheet can be downloaded by clicking this link:


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