Erik Berg for BTU Vice President
Erik Berg is a second grade teacher at the John D. Philbrick Elementary School in Roslindale. He is in his twenty-fifth year teaching, the past 17 years in the Boston Public Schools. He has served as a member of the School Site Council, the ILT, as the Math Facilitator and Literacy Facilitator. Erik is a National Board Certified Teacher, and was honored as one of Boston’s Educators of the Year in 2013, and as Mass Audubon’s Conservation Teacher of the Year in 2016. He is also the father of one recent BPS graduate and one current BPS student. His children have attended a total of six Boston Public Schools, where they have received a great education.
Erik has been a BTU Building Representative for 15 years, and has served on the BTU Negotiating Team since 2003. In that role, he has participated in the negotiation of four BTU Contracts and numerous side agreements. He has been a member of the BTU Executive Board since 2008, and has served as a member of the COPE Committee, and as editor of the Boston Union Teacher newspaper. Erik chaired the planning committee for the BTU School, served as founding chair of the BTU School Governing Board, and continues to serve on the board. He has served as a delegate to many AFT and AFT MA conventions, and was a member of the AFT’s Committee on Implementation of the Common Core Standards. Erik lives in Jamaica Plain, where he is active in neighborhood affairs, and was elected to the JP Neighborhood Council, serving on the Zoning Committee.