The purpose of the Illinois Association of Educational Office Professionals is to promote the advancement of education by improving the quality of service by educational office personnel. The association continues to work toward increased recognition for educational office professionals as partners on the educational team.
We promote professional development for those who hold an office or related position in K-12 Schools, Universities, Community Colleges, Regional Offices, Private and Parochial Schools.
History of IAEOP
The Illinois Association of Educational Office Professionals was organized as the "Illinois Association of School Secretaries" by 17 school secretaries who met in the Illinois Education Building in Springfield, Illinois, on December 27, 1940. A constitution was adopted, officers were elected and plans for future meetings were discussed. The first state meeting was held in Northern Illinois State Teachers College (Northern Illinois University) in DeKalb in the Spring of 1941, and meetings have been held on a regular basis since then. The membership elected in 1980 to change the association's name to "The Illinois Association of Educational Office Personnel" and in 1996, to "The Illinois Association of Educational Office Professionals." Throughout the years and even today, we have aspired for and achieved the development of our professional and personal skills. We follow the four points of IAEOP (Service, Information, Recognition, and Fellowship) and see them in action at each of our conferences.
The Association is governed by membership-adopted bylaws. Officers and directors are elected by the membership through a mail ballot. Directors represent the geographic areas of the State thus ensuring representation on the executive board for all members.