Boston Teachers Union

The Boston Teachers Union proudly represents 5,000 teachers and other professionals including nurses, psychologists, and guidance counselors. In addition, we represent approximately 1,000 paraprofessionals, and close to 500 substitute teachers. In addition to workplace representation for members, the BTU is committed to the professional growth of our members, and to organizing with and for our students, families, and communities.

The BTU believes that successful professional learning that promotes and improves student learning and well-being requires that educators be recognized both as professionals and as learners. BTU members have access to powerful professional learning opportunities where educators make innovations large and small that help them meet the needs of their students, schools, and communities while affirming professional identity.

For local information on the Fund for Teachers grant process, contact Paul Tritter at