Educators of Chicago

Our union is about the people who care for Chicago’s students standing together and lifting one another. Chicago loves our educators because they see how we value their children. It is important that the whole city – including our own members – learn the stories of everyday dedication that members exhibit.

Read a story about your fellow CTU member and take the time to share the story of an educator you admire.

Currie High School music teacher Mike Gallagher.
Whether performing or teaching, Mike Gallagher looks to translate life’s lessons for his students
Librarian Sue Davidson, in the center, poses with her colleagues in Hibbard Elementary's reopened library.
Sue Davidson renews passion for teaching by reopening her school's shuttered library
Photo of PSRP Shavon Coleman.
PSRP Shavon Coleman on the frontlines for her students and her union
Photo of CTU Attorney Latoyia Kimbrough.
Latoyia Kimbrough, surviving the CPS bargaining table and beyond
Photo of CTU Delegate and Executive Board member Karen Soto.
Karen Soto always stands up for what our schools need
Photo of CTU member Howard Heath.
Retiree Howard Heath still going strong after three decades of union struggle
How award-winning educator Comfort Agboola “makes magic in the classroom” 
Photo of Lovett Elementary preschool teacher Dr. Denita Armstrong-Shaffer.
For this preschool teacher, being a CTU member means “giving voice to the voiceless”
Photo of Viviana Ortiz.
Viviana Ortiz greets newcomer students with a “bienvenidos” and warm smile
Photo of CTU member Rogelio Aguilar.
Greeting his students brightens every day for Marquette teacher Rogelio Aguilar.
Photo of CTU member Vicki Kurzdylo.
Veteran educator makes good trouble to advance her students’ and union’s needs.
Photo CTU member Debby Pope.
Many twists and turns marked movement veteran Debby Pope’s road to the classroom.
Photo of Westinghouse College Prep science teacher Nina Hike.
Science and social justice converge in Nina Hike’s classroom.
Photo of CTU Field Rep Adriana Cervantes.
Adriana Cervantes wants to help members help themselves.
Photo of CTU member Duwuana Buice in a library holding a children's book.
We Care ambassador Duwuana Buice says program helps her be the best teacher she can be.