As your professional, progressive union, the Albuquerque Teachers Federation has created, or co-created, several programs that serve both educators and students.

  • ATF and the ATF Teacher Leadership Foundation offer a variety of support for both educators and students, throughout their teaching and learning careers.
  • ATF, in partnership with APS and UNM, created The Mentor Program. By state law, teachers are required to have one year of mentoring in their first three years. The Mentor Program connects new teachers with experienced mentors, who most times work at their school in their same grade or content area.
  • The Peer Assistance and Review (PAR) Program is designed to help experienced teachers who are struggling, providing them with one-on-one support from a colleague.
  • ATF provides support for new teachers through New Teacher Orientation, periodic workshops offered in conjunction with The Mentor Program, and online support from t-source, a Web site designed by the American Federation of Teachers.
  • The APS/ATF Support & Related Services Career Pathway System is a compensation system negotiated and created by the Albuquerque Teachers Federation. It is not a licensure system, but was designed to maintain parity between teachers and support personnel, in terms of advancement in salary. S&RSP now complete a portfolio in order to advance to a higher level of salary, just as teachers complete a dossier to advance licensure levels.
  • The ATF Teacher Leadership Foundation operates Dial-A-Teacher, a free homework help hotline. Students can call during the school year, Monday-Thursday, 5:30-8:30 pm. Licensed teachers who are ATF members can help them in English or Spanish, in any core content area.
  • ATF Teacher Tutoring Services is our Supplemental Educational Services company, operated by the ATF Teacher Leadership Foundation. Students enrolled in our program receive 30 hours of tutoring in math and/or reading, at one of eleven APS schools.