Jeffery Blackwell
Email: Jeffblack221@yahoo.com

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Jeffery Blackwell serves as President of the CTPF Board of Trustees. Elected to represent Teachers in 2010, and re-elected in 2013 and 2016, he has chaired the Committee on Claims and Service Credit and the Policy Committee, and served on the Disability, Health Insurance, Investments, Pension Law and Administrative Rules, Communications, and Technology Committees. A 20-year veteran of the Chicago Public Schools, he currently works with students with special needs and established a student mentoring program. An active member and delegate of the Chicago Teachers Union, he has served on the Executive Board and Pension Committee, and as a delegate to the American Federation of Labor and Illinois Federation of Labor Conventions. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Education, a Master of Science in Special Education, and a Master of Arts in General Administration from Chicago State University.

Current Position and/or Organization Memberships

  • 15-year CPS Veteran Teacher: Taught grades 3, 6, 7 and special needs
  • Golden Teacher Mentoring program and the Mint Mentoring program
    • Developed a Mentoring Plan
    • Served as Lead Mentor
  • Completed and implemented lesson plans for Upper Cycle Special Education program
  • Completed and implemented IEPs for students with special needs
  • Member of the Special Education Committee to better serve students with special needs
  • Worked in the Platform Learning after-school program

Teacher Trustee, Chicago Teachers’ Pension Fund, 2010-present

  • Chair, Committee on Claims and Service Credit
  • Member, Investment Committee
  • Member, Communications Committee
  • Spring 2013, CTPF Lobby Day Participant

Chicago Teachers Union

  • Delegate, 2011-present
  • Executive Board
  • American Federation of Labor Convention Delegate
  • Illinois Federation of Labor Convention Delegate
  • Pension Committee member

Education

  • Chicago State University, Chicago, Bachelor of Science in Education
  • Chicago State University, Chicago, Master of Science in Education – Special Education
  • Chicago State University, Chicago, Master of Arts in General Administration