Audrey Soglin is the Executive Director of the Illinois Education Association (IEA). As Executive Director, she is responsible for the daily operations and strategic direction of the association that includes 135,000 members. Before being the ED, she taught in Evanston, Illinois for 25 years. As a classroom teacher, Audrey taught kindergarten through fifth grade. She is also president of the newly formed Partnership for Resilience.  The Partnership for Resilience works to transform and integrate education, health care and community organizations to create a trauma-informed, family-focused system that measurably improves academic, health, and social outcomes for children. She serves as the secretary for the Danielson Group Board of Directors.