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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, download this form and mail it to:

c/o Jesse Sharkey, President
Chicago Teachers Union
1901 W. Carroll Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60612


*List subject to change

Bold = Standing Committees Plain Text = Ad Hoc or Sub Committees

Committees Liaisons Chairpersons
CW Special Ed Itinerant Teachers Maria Moreno Christa Lohman
Clinicians Lisa Pattara-McGrane Emily Penn and Theresa Toro
Counselors Joseph McDermott Lissette Flores
Displaced and Substitute Teachers Sara Echevarria Burma Green
Education Kathy Murray Les Plewa
Bilingual Education Rebecca Martinez and Jesse Sharkey Eva Corona and Juan Zavala
Early Childhood Lynn Cherkasky-Davis Kirstin Roberts and Caprice Phillips-Mitchell
Elementary Steering Kathy Murray Tina Franklin-Bertrand
High School Steering Martin Ritter Leslie Plewa and Mueze Bawany
Special Education Lisa Pattara-McGrane Natasha Carlsen and Katherine Osgood
The Arts Gina Szulkowski
Human Rights Rebecca Martinez and Sara Echevarría Denita Armstrong-Shaffer
LGBTQIA+ Latoyia Kimbrough Noa Padowitz and Joseph Dunlap
Legislative Kurt Hilgendorf Leonor Torres
Librarians Carol Caref Nora Wiltse
Membership Maria Moreno Toni Minter
New Organizing (CTU –ACTS) Chris Baehrend Jennifer Conant
PAVE John Kugler Evan Maniates
Pension-Insurance Annette Rizzo Jack Silver
Physical Education    
Policies Stacy Davis Gates Stacy Davis Gates
Political Action Brandon Johnson and Martin Ritter Gloria Higgins
Professional Problems Jennifer Johnson Jackson Potter
PSRPs Jose Jimenez Lucille Thompson and Sabrina Woods
Public Relations & Communications Nathan Goldbaum Andrea Parker
Retired Members Tennille Evans Stephanie Collins
Rules-Elections Maria Moreno Susan Sebesta
Scholarship Walter Taylor Francine Greenberg-Reizen
School Finance and Taxation Pavlyn Jankov and Sara Rothschild Jessica Suarez-Nieto
School Safety and Security Curtis Bynum  
Social Ronnie Reese Lashawn Wallace
Women’s Rights Norine Gutekanst Jacquelyn Ward

Fighting for Fair Contracts

CTU is fighting for quality pay and benefits (including health care), full staffing in our schools, smaller class sizes and justice for students and families. Get updates and resources for our contract fights here.

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