Carol Caref
Research Consultant


  • Common Core
  • Teacher evaluation

Carol Caref taught high school mathematics for 25 years in Chicago Public Schools before joining the staff of the Chicago Teachers Union in 2010. During her time as a teacher, she was awarded National Board Certification and also earned a doctorate in mathematics education from the Illinois Institute of Technology. At CTU, Caref co-authored several reports, including “The Schools Chicago’s Students Deserve,” which laid out CTU’s plan for improving education. Caref heads CTU’s teacher evaluation work, and in that role has fought for the evaluation system to focus on opportunities for self-reflection, collaboration and professional learning.