Amy Alsop has worked for the past eight years for the Illinois Federation of Teachers as a Union Professional Issues Director. Amy represents the IFT’s members at the state level regarding educational issues policy. Prior to her work with IFT, Amy taught twelve years and served as the English Department Chair at Granite City High School in Illinois. Amy has a Bachelor of Science in Education degree from the University of Missouri Columbia and a Master of Science in Mass Communications from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. She has served as the secretary of the Illinois Organizers Union since 2009.