Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis will reportedly run for re-election despite her recent health issues.
"I'm not done," she told the Chicago Sun-Times. "I think we need to make CPS a much better place for kids and for the adults that work with them. And we can do that if we work collectively and work together."
One year ago, Lewis was diagnosed with a brain tumor. The union leader had surgery to remove the tumor and has since undergone chemotherapy, which she is slated to complete in December. Lewis told the newspaper that her doctor reported her to be in good health on Monday.
CTU is set to hold their elections in May. Lewis said she hopes to have nailed down an agreed-upon contract between the Chicago Board of Education and the union by the election. The union's contract with the district expired on June 30 and contract negotiations are still underway.