Chicago Principals & Administrators Association



PRESS RELEASE -- Troy LaRaviere Re-Elected as Principals Association President

For Immediate Release
Contacts: Mia Maynard, (312) 263-7767

On Monday, May 20th -- As our new mayor was being sworn in -- former mayoral candidate Troy LaRaviere was reelected to the presidency of the Chicago Principals and Administrators Association. He and his slate won every executive office in the association’s triennial elections. Below is President LaRaviere’s statement to CPAA members which includes a call to come together to build a “powerful community” that tackles the great problems faced by CPS principals. Those challenges include getting adequate school staffing for the most understaffed school district in Illinois, correcting the inequitable treatment of schools and neighborhoods; creating a system of compensation that reflects the workload and expertise of Chicago’s school leaders, and implementing policies and systems that help--rather than hinder--principals’ ability to realize the potential of every student they serve. President LaRaviere’s full statement is as follows:

Dear CPAA Members:

Thank you to all of you who participated in CPAA’s 2019 Triennial Elections, and a special thank you to the members of our 2019 Election Committee. No matter who you supported, we all face similar challenges as school administrators in CPS. It is through CPAA that we can confront those challenges together. We’ve shown the potential of CPAA to bring change over the past three years, and now we must take on new challenges.

President Barack Obama once said, “The way power works at every level — whether it’s the United Nations or in your neighborhood — is, ‘Do you have a community that stands behind what you stand for?’ If you do, you’ll have more power. If you don’t, you won’t.” The work ahead for CPAA is to create a powerful community that stands behind what you stand for: A community that stands behind adequate staffing and funding for your schools; a community that stands behind the equitable treatment of schools and neighborhoods; a community that stands behind a system of compensation that reflects our workload and expertise, and a community that stands behind policies that give us the tools to help realize the potential of every student we serve.

That is the community CPAA must build and it will take all of us working together to bring that community to life. I am honored to be entrusted with another term as your President, and I will do everything I can to build that powerful community with you.

Troy LaRaviere

Detailed Election Results


Troy LaRaviere (67.45%)
Cynthia Miller (32.55%)

Ryan Belville (63.53%)
Christine Zelenka (36.47%)

July Cyrus (40.55%)
Yasmeen Muhammad (59.45%)


Vice President, Elementary Principals
Rigo Hernandez (55.80%)
Judith Sauri (44.20%)

Vice President, High School Principals
Joyce Kenner (69.23%)
Gerald Morrow (30.77%)

Vice President, Elementary Assistant Principals
Edwin Mason (36.62%)
Phil Yasenak (63.38%)

Kent Lau