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.

Photo of CTU organizer Nora Flanagan.
How roller derby helped Nora Flanagan stand up to the CPS school of hard-knocks.
Photo of CTU Health Services Nurse Jonlyn Miller.
From educator to school nurse, the smiles and love are the same for Jonlyn Miller.
Photo of CTU member Josh Lerner.
Josh Lerner’s journey to “day-after-day honest and hard work in service to others.”
Photo of CTU member Sol Camano.
Preschool teacher Sol Camano uses her “bilingual superpower” to support, nurture her students.
Photo of CTU Operations Manager Romel Ferguson.
Meet Romel Ferguson, the man who keeps our union running like clockwork
Head shot of CTU member and aldermanic candidate Lori Torres.
Sense of family and community guide Lori Torres’ teaching philosophy — and campaign for alderwoman.
Joe Passi shares his optimism, his love of life, his insight, his empathy and his tenacity each day in the classroom.
Erik Young says his teaching and his life are just like his poetry and his rhymes. “I live and teach that way, against the grain."
Fulton Elementary music teacher says music is instrumental to learning because it is one of the few subjects where you utilize both parts of your brain.
Love is a pretty serious occupational hazard, says Halle Quezada, and teaching is a pretty serious occupation.