INDEPENDENT THINKER, OUTSPOKEN LEADER,
ON THE SIDE OF WORKING TAXPAYER FAMILIES
Froy is a 15-year veteran History and Civics teacher at John Hancock HS where he has coached Soccer and is currently the Head Girls Varsity Basketball Coach. Before his teaching and coaching career, Froy worked in the Illinois Legislature in both the Illinois Senate and House of Representatives, which gives him first hand knowledge of how government functions and how it needs to be improved.
As an active member of the Chicago Teachers Union, Froy has been a strike leader, CTU executive board member, and Co-chair of CTU's Political Action and Legislative Committees. He has advocated for CPS student-athletes and been critical of Mayor Lightfoot, asking for more classroom resources as well as funding for CPS sports programs (see photo of Froy giving Mayor Lightfoot a Red card for underfunding sports in CPS schools). During the early days of the pandemic, Froy volunteered to be trial patient in the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine study to find a solutions to the raging virus. At the same time, Froy was not afraid to call out Governor JB Pritzker to ask for a balanced plan for how to safely return from the lockdowns and demanding more collaborative solutions than the simple stay at home orders. In addition, Froy has also been a vocal critic of Cook County Board President Tony Preckwinkle's Guaranteed Income $500 check giveaways that come with no strings attached, increase staff shortages, inflation and place the rest of us taxpayers on the hook for wasteful spending. He has opposed the decisions and performance of Kim Foxx and is not afraid to be vocal about bad government that hurts our communities.
Froy has also been an advocate for rank and file CTU members, students and CPS parents and not afraid to challenge his own Union President and Vice-President for mismanagement of union dues, lack of transparency and for the union getting involved in fights not directly related to education in the classroom.
In summary, Froy prioritizes his students, their parents, Chicago taxpayers and average neighborhood people over powerful insiders or any special interests. His views and ideas have been published numerous times in the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times and he was overwhelmingly endorsed for Illinois State Senate in 2020 by both Chicago newspapers (see News Articles section).
Marquette University: Bachelor's International Affairs
University of Liverpool: Master's in Public Administration
National Louis University: Master's in Education