About the D214 E.A.

Membership Application

The EA represents the certified employees (teachers, counselors, non-classroom personnel, nurses, and specialists) of Township High School District 214, the second largest high school district in Illinois.

We are 860 members strong. More than two-thirds of our members hold advanced degrees. In addition, more than half of our members both teach and coach. Leveraging this wealth of talent and expertise for the benefit of our students and community is our number one priority.

The results of our efforts are paying huge dividends to those we serve. In the last four years, teachers have worked hard to reduce the number of student failures and to encourage every student to take on a challenging curriculum. Over 90 percent of our students attend a two-year or four-year college after graduation. More than half of our students also receive college credits while still in high school through Advanced Placement courses, Project Lead the Way, and community college extension programs.

The EA continues to work with the District 214 School Board to create a system that is responsive to the needs of students, our communities, and our own families. The EA values the positive work environment that has been created through a strong partnership between the teachers, administration, and School Board. Collectively, we are making a difference in the lives of our students and in our communities.

The EA website has been developed to communicate critical information and promote positive personal relationships among the membership. The EA website will also help members share information about new educational opportunities available to the students in District 214.

Thanks for visiting.

Nichole Anderson, President

Nichole B. Anderson has been a dedicated Social Science educator for over twenty-six years starting in Chicago Public Schools and currently at Rolling Meadows since 2003.  Nichole earned her BS in Education at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana.  She also has a M.Ed in Educational Leadership from DePaul University, as well as a MS in Special Education from Saint Xavier University. Additionally, Nichole has served as a PLC Leader, RtI Coordinator, Dean Assistant, Equity Team Leader, as well as an activity sponsor for a host of student groups ranging from the Black Student Union to Student Council. She diligently served as the lead building representative for RMHS and served as Vice-President for the D214 Education Association. She currently leads the Local 1211 Anti-Racist Coalition (ARC) group and has received awards from both D214 and CPS. She is excited about her role as Vice President of Outreach and Engagement.


Treasurer Brianne Rand

I have been involved with our union since the 2016-17 school year. I am very involved with our EA, serving on multiple committees over the years including Instructional Materials, Block A/B Scheduling, COVID Professional Development, and the Distance Learning grievance. In the 23-24 school year, I joined the negotiations committee for the first time.  I believe a strong contract offers our staff better working conditions and that our EA can support teachers finding themselves in difficult situations. I have been treasurer of our EA since the 2019-2020 school year.  I am responsible for modernizing our records system from paper to Quickbooks. With over 900 members, our Education Association has a tremendous responsibility to manage and maintain accurate financial records.  Funds must be efficiently managed so that our EA can make timely disbursements, maintain favorable standing, and prepare for what lies ahead. 

Tim Waters, Secretary

Tim Waters has been a Social Science teacher at Rolling Meadows High School since 2002.  Prior to coming to RMHS, Tim was a Special Education teacher for six years at Carl Sandburg Jr. High in Rolling Meadows. Tim has a BA in History from Saint John’s University.  He has a MS in Educational Administration from Northern Illinois University, and a MS in Special Education from Dominican University.  Tim has served the D214 EA as a Building Representative, Chairperson of Welfare and Ethics, Vice President, and President.  Presently he also serves as the D214 EA Secretary.  Tim has been on two contract negotiations committees representing the D214 EA.  He was the lead negotiator for the 2019-2024 CBA.  In addition, Tim represents the D214 EA on the D214 Evaluation and Professional Growth committee.  In addition to these roles, Tim is the Head Debate Coach at RMHS, as well as the Assistant Varsity Girls Lacrosse Coach.

Pete Duffer - Vice President