Stacy Davis Gates

Stacy Davis Gates is president of the Chicago Teachers Union and executive vice president of the Illinois Federation of Teachers. Before her election to the office of president in 2022, Mrs. Davis Gates served four years as vice president of the Union, where she helped lead a 15-day strike and negotiate a historic contract that provides for smaller class sizes, ensures a nurse and social worker in every Chicago public school, secures sanctuary protections for immigrant families, and supports students and families experiencing homelessness. In her time at the CTU, she has been the architect of bold political and legislative campaigns for the schools and city that all Chicagoans deserve.