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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.

Head shot of CTU member and aldermanic candidate Lori Torres.
Lori Torres credits her parents for instilling love and respect for education and the importance of community connectedness that grounds
Joe Passi shares his optimism, his love of life, his insight, his empathy, his tenacity, and his remarkable vocabulary each
Erik Young says his teaching and his life are just like his poetry and his rhymes. “I live and teach
"It threw my entire quarter off," said King, who knows that funds for music have been at an all-time low.
Teachers spend at least seven hours a day studying their kids--what motivates them, what pushes their buttons, what draws them