About ATA

We are the Arlington Teachers' Association (ATA). Our association consists of over 400 members, including our teachers and numerous support staff, such as our school nurses, psychologists, speech and language pathologists, and our social workers. We are an affiliate of the National Education Association (NEA) and the Illinois Education Association (IEA). We serve nine schools, including seven elementary schools and two middle schools with a total enrollment of over 5,000 students.

Our employer is Arlington Heights School District 25 in Arlington Heights, Illinois. Our community is located approximately 25 miles northwest of downtown Chicago. It is a suburban village with a population of approximately 75,000 people.

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.

Our Mission is...

  • To advocate for our membership and to provide leadership for them in such areas as civic responsibilities, ethical standards, professionalism, member welfare and political advocacy.

  • To be educational leaders and effective, caring teachers in the classroom.

  • To advocate for the welfare of all school children.

  • To engage in political action to enact legislation that supports public education.

This year we will be concentrating on the following:

  • Continuing to communicate members thoughts and concerns to the administration through our monthly ATA/Admin meetings

  • Following SB7 and what resulting effects it has on our profession

  • Reviewing our Teacher Evaluation forms to make them compliant with new state laws (Student performance won't be included until 2016 in our district)

  • In the spring we will be forming a negotiating team so that team can prepare for negotiations during the 2012/2013 school year.

  • Following what Springfield is doing. Please look for many messages in October.

Legislative update: Thank you for your action. The battle’s not over.




Salary Schedule


Salary Schedule for 2012-13
Scattergram for 2012-2013
Salary Schedule for 2011-12 and 2012-13

Stipend Schedule

Stipends 2012-13










Golf Outing

Sign up for the ATA Golf Outing! May 10th at Arlington Lakes Golf Course. 12 noon (payment and registration at 11am-cash preferred). $70 per player or $280 per foursome. Includes golf with a cart, dinner, prizes, raffles, contests, and a 3 hour beer and wine package after the round! Golf courses can charge that much just for golf!  All proceeds go to JDRF! To register, email Dan Hengels at ata25treasurer@gmail.com. Please, register quickly as spots are filling up!




Do You Know Your Rights?
ATA Liaison Training


Union members have the right to representation where discipline may occur.

  • Do not try to represent yourself.
  • Keep all notes at home.
  • Make sure the meeting is focused on an issue.
  • Do not be intimidated!
  • Be proactive, ask for a break or time to regroup when needed