Progressive Unionism

ATF is a professional, progressive union that represents all licensed teachers and Essential and Related Service Educators in the Albuquerque Public Schools.

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Albuquerque Teachers Federation
Professional Progressive Unionism

Your Child.
My Student.
Our Community.

The Albuquerque Teachers Federation (ATF) is committed to improving the conditions of teaching and learning in our public schools while advancing the causes of social justice and democracy for our members, students and the ABQ community.

Latest News

ATF President Bernstein to Speak at U.S. Dept. of Ed. Event

Under President Bernstein’s leadership, the Albuquerque Teachers Federation has been a constant advocate for teacher residencies. This resulted in the 2018 launch of the Albuquerque Teacher Residency Partnership (ATRP). The program is a collaboration between the Albuquerque Teachers Federation, the University of New Mexico College of Education and Human Sciences (UNM), and Albuquerque Public Schools (APS). 

’22 in Review & What We Hope to See in ’23

It’s been yet another great year for our union! The leadership and staff at the Albuquerque Teachers Federation want to thank our members and Fed Reps for the growth we’ve made and the battles we’ve won. When we stand together, we can move mountains. Here’s an impressive, but by no means exhaustive, review of our accomplishments this year.

Classes + Events

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Dossier Support

The Albuquerque Teachers Federation offers FOUR levels of support for teachers and librarians writing the Professional Development Dossier (PDD).


National Board Certification Support

Thanks to our support program, APS is one of the top districts in the nation for the number of Board Certified teachers.

Educator Focused Conversations

The ATF Educator Focused Conversations cadre invites our fellow educators to join us in conversations that focus on a range of current educational issues that intersect with Social Emotional Learning, such as restorative practices, educator self-care, community building, equity, and trauma


Relational Classroom Management

Are you finding yourself completely flabbergasted with managing behaviors? You’re not alone and we’re here to help! Does this sound familiar? 

Breathe For Change

Make your well being a priority and join Tracy Nichols, Teacher-Librarian, for a blissful hour of SEL…for you! Educators, your social and emotional wellness correlates directly with your students’ welfare. The “Breathe For Change” program sets out to put educators’ health and wellness at the center by providing amazingly effective strategies to improve wellbeing. Participants will leave with a greater sense of well-being, as well as a toolkit of SEL techniques and games you can easily incorporate in the classroom.


ATF: An integral part of Our Community

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