Committees

CTU committees are a great way for any member in the city to involve themselves in initiating policy, celebrating our unity and serving other educators like you. You don’t need to be elected to serve on a committee, just fill out the application.

To apply to a committee, you can complete our Request for Committee Membership form completely online.

You can also download this form and email it to Lupe Coyle at LupeCoyle@ctulocal1.org.

Or send via US Postal Service to:
STANDING COMMITTEES
c/o Lupe Coyle
Chicago Teachers Union
1901 W. Carroll Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60612

CTU STANDING AND SUB/AD-HOC COMMITTEES 2023–2024
CHAIRPERSON AND LIAISON ROSTER*

*List subject to change

Bold = Standing CommitteesPlain Text = Ad Hoc or Sub Committees

CommitteesLiaisonsChairpersons
CW Special Ed Itinerant TeachersJim CavalleroDeandrea Fedrick
Climate JusticeRebecca MartinezLauren Bianchi
CliniciansJim CavalleroMary Difino and Dennis Kosuth
CounselorsGervaise ClayVenisa Beasley-Green and Carly Day
Displaced and Substitute TeachersJim Staros and Georgia WallerGlory Margotte
EducationKathy MurrayKirstin Roberts
Bilingual EducationLinda PeralesGabriel Paez
Early ChildhoodLynn Cherkasky-DavisDiane Castro
Elementary SteeringJed SchenkierCaprice Phillips-Mitchell
High School SteeringJackson PotterQuintella Bounds
Special Education CommitteeJim CavalleroLaurie Bovino and Lyndsay Rombough
Special Education Task ForceJim CavalleroLaurie Bovino and Sarah Chambers
The ArtsGina Szulkowski
HousingJhoanna Maldonado and Sarah RothschildMueze Bawany
Human RightsRichard BergDennis Kosuth
LGBTQIA+Latoyia KimbroughLindsey Williston and Corey Blake
LegislativeLori TorresKimberly Frey
LibrariansCarol CarefNora Wiltse
MembershipMaria Moreno
New Organizing (CTU –ACTS)Casey SweeneyAndrew Van Herik
PAVEChris Baehrend and Michael MoriartyEvan Maniates
Pension-InsuranceLashawn WallaceJack Silver
Tier 2Erika Meza
PoliciesJackson PotterJackson Potter
Political ActionKurt HilgendorfKimberly Walls-Kirk
Professional ProblemsZeidre FosterJoshua Lerner
PSRPsMichael SmithMarilyn Piggee and Yvonne Heard
Public Relations & CommunicationsNathan GoldbaumAndrea Parker
Retired MembersTennille EvansStephanie Collins
Rules-ElectionsMaria MorenoSusan Sebesta
ScholarshipWalter TaylorFrancine Greenberg-Reizen
School Finance and TaxationPavlyn JankovFederico Luque Macias
School Safety and SecurityCurtis BynumLarnce White
SocialTennille Evans and Nora FlanaganLisa Catledge
Sports and Extracurricular ActivitiesKevin Hough and Thad GoodchildWendy Weingarten
TestingCarol Caref
Women’s RightsGynette BakerBridget Doherty Trebing

Layoff Rights

Despite inadequate staffing and large class sizes, CPS continues to disrespect educators with layoffs that hurt our members, our students and our schools. Thanks to our contract, CPS is required to follow some rules when they make these layoffs and laid off teachers have rights.

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