Richard Stutman, President - firstname.lastname@example.org
Patrick Connolly, Vice-President - email@example.com
Charles R. Johnson, Secretary-Treasurer - firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael McLaughlin, Elementary Field Rep. - email@example.com
Caren Carew, Secondary Field Rep. - firstname.lastname@example.org
Jenna Fitzgerald, Para/Substitute Field Rep. - email@example.com
Angela Cristiani, Political Organizer - firstname.lastname@example.org
Brenda Chaney, Parent and Community Liaison - email@example.com
Michael J Maguire, Co- Editor, Boston Union Teacher - firstname.lastname@example.org
Garret Virchick, Co- Editor, Boston Union Teacher: email@example.com
BTU Officers as above and 12 members elected at large every two years:
John Allocca, Alternative Education
Erik R. Berg, Philbrick School
Robert P. Carroll, Sumner Elementary
Allison Doherty-Lacasse, Urban Science Academy
Cheryl L. Kelly, R.N., Edwards Middle
Michael J. Maguire, Boston Latin Academy
James "Timo" Philip, Brighton High
Jessica Tang, Young Achievers K-8
Mary Ann Urban, retired teacher
Garrett Virchick, Brighton HS
Eileen Weir, Madison Park T. V. HS
Alice Yong, Mendell Elementary School
Collective Bargaining Committee (2010-2014 Contract)
Community Advisory Board (NEW)
Health & Welfare Fund Trustees
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer — always needs volunteers
Paraprofessionals Health & Welfare Fund Trustees
Pre-Paid Legal Services Fund Trustees
Professional Issues Committee — always need volunteers
Retired Teachers Chapter Executive Board
Sergeant-at-Arms Committee — need volunteers
Social Committee — always need volunteers
Some of our committees are standing and their membership coincides with the two year term of officers or the terms are merely in place (indefinitely). Other committees need — and are open to —volunteers on a regular basis. These committees are the Community Advisory Board, the Professional Issues Committee, the Social Committee, the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Committee and the Sergeant-at-Arms Committee. Here's what each does:
The Community Advisory Board (CAB) reaches out to organizations and individuals in the Boston community who are active in building a better Boston and great public schools to develop a strategy for how our union and the community can work together. Many of our members volunteer their time every year and are active in their communities. Are you one of those members? Do you volunteer in a church, mosque, a temple? Are you active in a youth group, a neighborhood council, or any organization that concerns itself with the well being of our students and/or the quality of our schools. If you are, consider becoming active in the CAB and bringing the perspective of your organization to the CAB and of the work of the committee back to your community organization. If you are interested in becoming active you can email Executive Board member Jessica Tang at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Professional Issues Committee meets once per month and works on different topics of professional interest to our membership. Most recenlty the PI committee developed a proposal on lesson planning which won an AFT Innovation Grant of $100,000. The PI proposal was one of only 7 granted nationwide. The Committee meets once per month at the BTU. Contact Ted Chambers email@example.com or Kathy Aldred firstname.lastname@example.org. Either Ted or Kathy will invite you to the next meeting.
The Retired Teacher Chapter is one of the strongest and most vibrant committees of the Boston Teachers Union. Chaper members are active politically on Beacon Hill tirelessly working to insure that life after teaching is a secure life with fair and adequate pensions, quality affordable health insurance, and most importantly — dignity! They often hold lobby days at the State House as well as social events and fund raising events. Find out more.
The Sergeant-at-Arms Committee keeps order and helps out at the regularly scheduled membership meetings which take place once a month, on the 2nd Wednesday. If you want to join the Sergeant-at-Arms Committee, email email@example.com.
The Social Committee plans a series of well-attended social events at the BTU. The Social Committee holds a fundraiser for Rosie's Place/Pine Street Inn annually. If you want to join our Social Committee, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE BTU is a flagship sponsors of Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. If you want to work on our Making Strides event, please email email@example.com.