Arlene Crandall

RTAC Executive Director

Arlene Crandall
I believe that I am able to facilitate the fulfillment of the Retired Teachers’ Association of Chicago’s mission to protect and enhance retired Chicago Public School teachers and administrators’ pensions by leading the organization in such a manner as to: 
  • facilitate ongoing communication with the Retired Teachers’ Association of Chicago Board of Directors, the organization’s committees, its lobbyist, and its membership;
  • cooperate with RTAC’s Legislative Committee and its lobbyist to address legislative issues and concerns that impact RTAC’s members;
  • provide effective fiscal management, including budgeting, internal controls, and disbursements;
  • use current technology with emphasis on computer skills and software knowledge;
  • be responsible for the employment, training and supervision of paid and volunteer personnel under approved policies and resolutions of the Board of Directors; and
  • fulfill any additional responsibilities which may be needed to address the organization’s mission.

I have successfully:
Throughout my career in a variety of teaching and administrative/supervisory roles at the secondary and post-secondary levels, I have demonstrated that I am self directed, innovative, and able to assess current operations and develop/implement the actions needed to fulfill my professional responsibilities and commitments.  My diverse experiences enabled me to work collaboratively and cooperatively as a liaison with a variety of individuals in educational, business, and civic organizations.   I have developed effective interpersonal competencies, strong oral and written communication proficiencies, and organizational/program management skills as well as computer/software technology competencies.  I am also fluent in Spanish and German.

Other activities include the Working Women's History Project and providing testimony in Springfield on pending pension legislation.

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