The Chicago Teachers’ Pension Fund Welcomes Tanya Woods to Board of Trustees


The Chicago Board of Education has appointed Tanya Woods to the Chicago Teachers’ Pension Fund (CTPF) Board of Trustees. Trustee Woods was sworn in during the Board of Trustees meeting on August 17, 2023. Woods’ term will run through October 31, 2023, and includes a reappointment on November 1, 2023, for a term ending in January 2025. 

“We are thrilled to welcome Trustee Woods to the Board of Trustees," said Carlton W. Lenoir, Sr., Executive Director. “Her passion and expertise will help sustain and strengthen CTPF’s mission and we look forward to working with her in the following months.”  

Trustee Woods is the Executive Director of the Westside Justice Center, a non-profit holistic legal aid clinic in East Garfield Park. She is also the principal of her law practice and a certified Mediator and Trainer at the Center for Conflict Resolution. Woods also is an adjunct faculty member at Loyola University School of Law, her alma mater. Throughout her accomplished legal career, Trustee Woods has sought out opportunities to collaborate with change agents and visionaries, working to advance fairness and equity under the law. Trustee Woods earned her J.D. from Loyola University School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Northwestern University. She is the parent of two CPS graduates.