Johnny McInnis for BTU Political Director
Johnny McInnis has been a music teacher at the Boston Teachers Union K-8 Pilot School for the eight years since the school's founding. He has been teaching music in Boston for twenty- two years. His teaching career in Boston began at the Mattahunt Elementary School. Then he went on to be a founding teacher at Orchard Gardens K-8 Pilot School and one year at the Wilson before going to the BTU Pilot. In addition to his teaching responsibilities he is a father of a BPS high school Junior, has served as the President of the Black Educators Alliance of Massachusetts since 2011 and serves on the NAACP Boston Branch Education Committee.
In the BTU, he was elected a BTU Building Rep in 2004 then later received the Secondary Building Rep of the year award in 2007. He was nominated then elected as Delegate to all Affiliated Bodies for the BTU in 2011 representing the American Federation of Teachers locally and nationally. In addition to being a BTU Building Rep, he served on the BTU Community Advisory Board, Mildred Avenue Intervention Team, the Music Teacher Faculty Senate, BTU Arts Committee, and as Building Rep Regional Leader for Jamaica Plain. In 2015 he was elected as Vice-President for the AFT-MA Board representing the BTU. He represents the BTU as a founding Board member for the A. Phillip Randolph Institute, Boston Chapter and currently serves as Vice-President for the BTU Black Caucus.