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Executive Board

The Executive Board of the Chicago Teachers Union is comprised of the elected officers, committee chairs, appointed members and union staff. It meets each month and is charged with overseeing the work of the union. One of its main tasks is to propose the agenda for each monthly House of Delegates meeting. The E. Board also votes to recommend Items for Action at the House of Delegates, many of which are put forth from the union’s standing committees and their subcommittees.

Voting Members

The voting members of the Executive Board are enumerated under Article V, Sec. 1 of the CTU Constitution:

The elective officers of the Union shall be: President, Vice President, Recording Secretary, Financial Secretary, six Trustees, three Area Vice Presidents, and a Functional Vice President for each one thousand Union members, or major fraction thereof, in each of the following groups: elementary teachers, high school teachers, and career service employees, provided that each of these groups shall have at least one Vice President. The membership in good standing for December 31 preceding an election shall be the determining figure.

Below are pictured the Trustees, Area Vice Presidents and Functional Vice Presidents (FVPs). The four major officers can be seen on the About CTU page of this website.

Lois Ashford

Lois Ashford

Trustee

Citywide

Day-to-Day Substitute

Chris Baehrend

Chris Baehrend

CTU ACTS Division Chair

High School Teacher

Carrene Beverly-Bass

Carrene Beverly-Bass

Elementary Teacher FVP

Jensen Scholastic Acad.

Teacher

Natasha Carlsen

Natasha Carlsen

Elementary Teacher FVP

Camras Elementary

Special Education Teacher

Jim Cavallero

Jim Cavallero

Area C Vice President

Chicago Acad. HS

Special Education Teacher

Sarah Chambers

Sarah Chambers

Elementary Teacher FVP

Instituto Health Sciences Career Academy

Special Education Teacher

Lydia Clark

Lydia Clark

Elementary Teacher FVP

Beasley Acad. Ctr.

Special Education Teacher

Gervaise Clay

Gervaise Clay

Area A Vice President

Pullman Elementary

Special Education Teacher

Alison Eichhorn

Alison Eichhorn

Trustee

Lindblom HS

Social Science Teacher

Xian Franzinger-Barrett

Xian Franzinger-Barrett

Elementary Teacher FVP

Telpochcalli Elementary

Teacher

Mihir Garud

Mihir Garud

CTU ACTS Division Trustee

Instituto Health Sciences Career Academy

Teacher

Alix Gonzalez

Alix Gonzalez

Area B Vice President

Telpochcalli Elementary

Special Education Teacher

Michelle Gunderson

Michelle Gunderson

Trustee

Nettelhorst Elementary

Early Childhood Teacher

Ida Hathaway

Ida Hathaway

PSRP FVP

Citywide

Hospital Licensed Practical Nurse

Drew Heiserman

Drew Heiserman

High School Teacher FVP

Lindblom HS

Math Teacher

Karin Henry

Karin Henry

PSRP FVP

Marshall Metro HS

Guidance Counselor Assistant

Dave Hernandez

Dave Hernandez

High School Teacher FVP

Social Justice HS

Social Studies Teacher

Gloria Higgins

Gloria Higgins

PSRP FVP

Hearst Elementary

Teacher Assistant

Lillian Kass

Lillian Kass

High School Teacher FVP

Ogden HS

Teacher

Josh Lerner

Josh Lerner

Elementary Teacher FVP

Peirce Elementary

Curriculum & Instr. Coach

Frank Menzies

Frank Menzies

High School Teacher FVP

Jones HS

Teacher

Katie Osgood

Katie Osgood

Elementary Teacher FVP

Hughes Elementary

Special Education Teacher

Andrea Parker

Andrea Parker

Elementary Teacher FVP

Fulton Elementary

Teacher

Moselean Parker

Moselean Parker

Elementary Teacher FVP

McKay Elementary

Teacher

Emily Penn

Emily Penn

Elementary Teacher FVP

Citywide School Services

School Social Worker

Robert Pincham

Robert Pincham

High School Teacher FVP

Harlan HS

Teacher

Al Ramirez

Al Ramirez

Trustee

Ruiz Elementary

Teacher

Mary Sharon Reilly

Mary Sharon Reilly

Retiree FVP

Caroline Rutherford

Caroline Rutherford

CTU ACTS Division Vice Chair

Marquez Charter Elem School

Art Teacher

Charlotte Sanders

Charlotte Sanders

PSRP FVP

Citywide Early Childhood

Head Start Assistant

Nancy Serrano

Nancy Serrano

Elementary Teacher FVP

Hernandez Middle School

Bilingual Teacher

Karen Soto

Karen Soto

Elementary Teacher FVP

Waters Elementary

Teacher

Tara Stamps

Tara Stamps

Elementary Teacher FVP

Jenner Elementary

Teacher

Lucille Thompson

Lucille Thompson

PSRP FVP

Schurz HS

School Clerk I

Tammie Vinson

Tammie Vinson

Trustee

DePriest Elementary

Special Education Teacher

Lashawn Wallace

Lashawn Wallace

PSRP FVP

Taft HS

Teacher Assistant

Non-Voting Members

The group of Executive Board members without voting rights are enumerated in Article VII, Sec. 2 of the CTU Constitution:

The Executive Board shall consist of all the elected officers as specified in Article V of the Constitution; two (2) members of the Union’s delegation to the Chicago Federation of Labor chosen by the President, a Functional Vice President of Retired Members who shall be elected by that group; any member of the Union who is a major officer of the American Federation of Teachers or the Illinois Federation of Teachers; the chairpersons of Chicago Teachers Union’s standing committees and the Editor of the official Union publication. The above described officers of the American Federation of Teachers and Illinois Federation of Teachers, the chairpersons of standing committees, and all members of the Union’s professional staff shall have the right to the floor in Executive Board meetings but not to a vote.

Below are photos of the non-voting, non-staff members of the Executive Board.

Yvonne Heard

Social Committee Chair

Hyde Park Acad. HS

Student Spec. Services Advocate

Evan Maniates

PAVE Committee Chair

South Side Occ. Acad.

Teacher

Victor Ochoa

Professional Problems Committee Co-Chair

Schurz HS

Counselor

Jack Silver

Pension-Insurance Committee Chair

Retired

Preet Singh

School Finance & Taxation Committee Chair

Taft HS

Teacher

Pam Touras-Andrikopolous

Professional Problems Committee Co-Chair

McPherson Elementary

Teacher

Jacquelyn Ward

Women’s Rights Committee Chair

Bond Elementary

Special Education Teacher