Paula Beeding is the current treasurer for the IOU Support Staff. She has been part of the professional support staff for the Illinois Federation of Teachers since 2009. Before the IFT, she was a 6-year member of the Harlem Federation of Teachers, Local 540. She actively serves on various committees including the Support Staff Advisory/Planning Committee and the Career and Enrichment Committee for her unit. Paula is attending a local community college to further her education and has 2 children, Blake, 18 and Holly, 15.