Leading the way to improve learning and teaching conditions
CTA Board Member Greg Bonaccorsi, a veteran Bay Area teacher at a junior high school in Fremont who is deeply committed to his community and union work, is serving his second three-year term on the Board, which expires on June 25, 2021.
He represents educators in the Fremont Unified School District, part of Santa Clara County and all of San Mateo County. He has inspired students for 29 years at William Hopkins Junior High in Fremont Unified, where he teaches life and physical science, and has also taught summer school math.
His CTA union experience runs deep, both at the local and state levels. A past president of the Fremont Unified District Teachers Association, Bonaccorsi also served as an elected delegate for nine years on the CTA State Council of Education, the union’s top governing body, and chaired the Alcosta Service Center Council, which represents educators in Alameda and Contra Costa counties. He also served on the NEA Board of Directors from 2011 to mid-2015, representing CTA and South Bay educators at the NEA meetings in Washington, D.C.
Teaching in the Bay Area runs in the family. His father taught high school in San Ramon and Fremont and served after retirement as an adjunct professor in the East Bay’s Ohlone Community College District, where Bonaccorsi now serves on the Board of Trustees.
“I became a teacher because I was inspired by my father, and by my high school biology teacher, who opened up the doors to science for me. I truly felt, and I still feel, that I can make a difference in the lives of young people.”
In 2014, the Bonaccorsi family was honored for its commitment to public education with a community award from the Fremont Education Foundation.
Bonaccorsi earned a bachelor’s in biological science, with a minor in mathematics, at Humboldt State University. He lives in Fremont.