Tim Kraus Elected President of the Cincinnati Federation of Teachers
Technology Teacher to Succeed Sue Taylor who was Recently Elected President of the Ohio Federation of Teachers
The Cincinnati Federation of Teachers (CFT), has elected Tim Kraus a high school technology teacher and chairman of the union's bargaining committee as CFT's new president.
won with more than 80 percent of the vote.
Elections also were held for other CFT offices.
Afull reportfrom the union's election committee, including vote totals, can be found at the union's Web site www.cft-aft.org.
Kraus will succeed current president Sue Taylor on May 9.
"I'm very excited about leading this union," said Kraus
"I look forward to partnering with the district, but I also want to hold them accountable for their actions.
The layoff of 115 teachers and school workers that were announced at last night's school board meeting is a demonstration of the poor planning and weak financial management that has characterized this district in recent years and it's our children and school employees who are paying the price."
is in his
10th year of teaching, nine of them teaching education technology at Hughes Center High School for Teaching and Technology
assistes students in all grades and subject areas learn how to use computers.
"Tim is an excellent communicator having worked in public radio before becoming a teacher, he's an education reformer and he knows our union," said Taylor.