I’m a science teacher in New York City and a member of the Executive Board of my union, the United Federation of Teachers (UFT).
I was inspired to leave my Biochemistry PhD program to teach after I did support work for the Chicago Teachers Union’s 2012 strike. I’ve been active in the UFT since my first year teaching and became a delegate at a large Brooklyn school in 2019. I organize with the Movement of Rank and File Educators (MORE) caucus, working to reform the union into a vehicle for change that is strike-ready and anti-racist. In the schools I’ve worked in, I’ve organized to confront abusive admin and challenge racist admission policies.
I’ve written on a range of topics, including a research essay on Richard Parrish, a former UFT Vice President who opposed the union’s 1968 strikes against the community control movement led by people of color. I have a variety of interests and passions I write about, from birds and conservation to the class struggle.
I can be reached at hello at ronniealmonte.com.
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