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Portrait of Joe Boyd

Joe Boyd

Former Executive Director

California Teachers Association

Joe is the former executive director of the California Teachers Association (CTA) and the California Federation of Teachers (CFT).  A former educator and son and grandson of public school teachers, he has been helping people and groups organize around issues they care about for more than 30 years. In the early 1990s, he headed United Teachers of Richmond, helping the chapter in the wake of a state-imposed receivership. He went on to work with rural, suburban, and urban locals across the state, handling political campaigns, negotiations, and other advocacy efforts. In 2008, he was hired as the executive director for the Teachers Association of Long Beach, which was just coming out of receivership.  he retired as the CTA Executive Director in March of 2024. He currently serves on the Public Policy Institute of California’s Statewide Leadership Council. He has a bachelor’s degree in political science from University of California, Berkeley, and a California State teaching credential from San Francisco State University.