Michael E. Brunson
Email: mebrunson@gmail.com l Twitter: @mebrunson


After a career of public service, our educators deserve a secure retirement based upon a well maintained and protected pension!

Greetings…I am Michael E.Brunson. I have recently retired after serving 3 terms as Recording Secretary for Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) starting in 2010. Prior to this I was a Chicago Public School elementary grades teacher, mostly in primary grades. I came into teaching after working a number of years in Industry, which left me with a concern for reinvigorating vocational education in Chicago Public schools during my terms as an officer of the CTU. While serving as an elected CTU officer, I also frequently monitored the Chicago Teachers’ Pension Fund (CTPF) with a special interest in positive investment returns, increasing the CTPF contributory base, and sharing alerts concerning the rising political attacks on our defined benefit pensions. As A CTPF Trustee, it will be an honor to continue to serve our members as I fulfill my fiduciary duties.


  • Chicago State University, Master of Science in Education
  • University of Scranton, Master of Science in Philosophy
  • University of Illinois, Bachelor of Science in Philosophy


  • Chicago Teachers Union – 9 years, Elected Officer: Recording Secretary
  • CPS Elementary School Teacher – 15 years
  • Nabisco – 18 years: Labor Coordinator; Production Supervisor


  • United States Army Infantry – 3 years
  • Aldridge Elementary School Local School Council – 4 years
  • Aldridge Elementary School CTU – 3 years
  • South Side United Local School Councils – Recording Secretary – 3 years