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Thomas Day is an incoming CPS parent, a CPS substitute teacher, an Iraq War veteran, a former journalist, a lecturer at the University of Chicago, and a social entrepreneur. 
Tom has devoted his professional life to public service. After September 11, Tom enlisted in the Army, serving five years in the 101st Airborne Division. His military service included several deployments, including a year in Iraq.
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Thomas Day is a former member of the U.S. Army. Use of his military rank, job titles, and photographs in uniform does not imply endorsement by the Department of the Army or the Department of Defense.

After serving in the military, Tom was a journalist. He was a bureau correspondent in Afghanistan in 2009 and 2010. Tom has also had commentaries published in the Washington Post,, ESPN the Magazine, Deadspin, and Crain’s Chicago Business.
Tom helped build Bunker Labs, a business incubator serving military veteran entrepreneurs, and is currently leading a new business community focused on research commercialization and defense technology development.  
Tom is currently a lecturer at the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago, teaching a course in regional economics and technology policy. Tom is also a CPS substitute teacher, helping Tubman Elementary this past academic year. 
Tom is the proud product of K-12 public schools. He is a graduate of Penn State University, and with the help of the GI Bill, also earned master’s degrees from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago.
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