Karen Lewis

Executive Vice President at American Federation of Teachers Illinois State Federation

Karen Lewis

Karen Lewis

Executive Vice President at American Federation of Teachers Illinois State Federation

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President Karen GJ Lewis was elected president of the 30,000-member Chicago Teachers Union on June 11, 2010. A member of CTU since 1988, Mrs. Lewis taught high school chemistry in the Chicago Public Schools for 22 years. She believes that students, parents, teachers and community members are educators’ natural allies. Her goal is to truly improve Chicago Public Schools and stand firmly against the privatization of public education. The only National Board Certified Teacher to lead a U.S. labor union, she also serves as executive vice president to the Illinois Federation of Teachers and as vice president of the American Federation of Teachers. Karen is a product of Chicago Public Schools, having attended Kozminski Elementary School and Kenwood High School, until accepting early admission at Mount Holyoke College. She later transferred to Dartmouth College, where she earned the distinction of being the only African American woman in the class of 1974. Mrs. Lewis comes from a family of educators -- her father, mother and husband, John Lewis, who is now retired, all were CPS teachers.

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Vice President at American Federation of Teachers

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Vice President at American Federation of Teachers

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Vice President at American Federation of Teachers

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Executive Vice President at American Federation of Teachers Illinois State Federation
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Class of 1974

Founded in 1769, Dartmouth is a member of the Ivy League and consistently ranks among the world's greatest academic institutions. Dartmouth has forged a singular identity for combining its deep commitment to outstanding undergraduate liberal arts and graduate education with distinguished research and scholarship in the Arts & Sciences and its three leading professional schools—the Geisel School of Medicine, Thayer School of Engineering, and the Tuck School of Business.

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THS MISSION OF MOUNT HOLYOKE COLLEGE IS TO PROVIDE AN INTELLECTUALLY ADVENTUROUS EDUCATION IN THE LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES THROUGH ACADEMIC PROGRAMS RECOGNIZED INTERNATIONALLY FOR THEIR EXCELLENCE AND RANGE; TO DRAW STUDENTS FROM ALL BACKGROUNDS INTO AN EXCEPTIONALLY DIVERSE AND INCLUSIVE LEARNING COMMUNITY WITH HIGHLY ACCOMPLISHED, COMMITTED, AND RESPONSIVE FACULTY AND STAFF; TO CONTINUE BUILDING ON THE COLLEGE'S HISTORIC LEGACY OF LEADERSHIP IN THE EDUCATION OF WOMEN; AND TO PREPARE STUDENTS, THROUGH A LIBERAL EDUCATION INTEGRATING CURRICULUM AND CAREERS, FOR LIVES OF THOUGHTFUL, EFFECTIVE, AND PURPOSEFUL ENGAGEMENT IN THE WORLD.

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Member
1988 - Current

TO PROMOTE UNION ACTIVITIES FOR TEACHERS, CAREER SERVICE MEMBERS AND OTHERS IN THE AREA OF CHICAGO,IL

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President Emerita
2010 - Current

TO PROMOTE UNION ACTIVITIES FOR TEACHERS, CAREER SERVICE MEMBERS AND OTHERS IN THE AREA OF CHICAGO,IL

Executive Vice President
Current
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