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

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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.

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Self-Advocate! Get Active in the School Board/Mill Levy Election!

Please Volunteer To Save Our Public Schools! Educators’ ability to exercise their Professional Judgment to meet students needs depends on you getting active NOW!
Our current superintendent is stepping down this summer, and the Board will choose who the next superintendent will be. Their choice will directly affect educators’ working conditions and students’ learning conditions.
Whether or not the APS Mill Levy passes will determine if there are improvements and repairs to our school grounds and our HVAC. The APS Mill Levy WILL NOT RAISE TAXES! We must VOTE FOR the APS Mill Levy!
We cannot sit this out. We have a choice and a voice in the direction of the board—respectful and supportive or contemptuous and micromanaging.
We must get voters to the polls for our Board/Mill Levy elections.

Keep the Culture War out of New Mexico Classrooms

Amid simmering extremism nationwide, so much is at stake. Our public schools, our
democracy, our freedoms, and the well-being of our families and communities are all on
the line. While others attack public education and our democratic institutions, maligning
educators as “groomers” and worse, we, the people of New Mexico, must roll up our
sleeves and prepare to put in the work to protect all that we hold dear. While in the past,
some in our communities have paid little attention to school board races, those days are
over now. In November 2023 we must all come together to cast our ballots. In doing so,
we will deliver a resounding defeat to these political zealots and their billionaire backers
at the national level, who want to bring their manufactured culture war to our beautiful

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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Have a question? Want to find out more about an upcoming class? Need to contact a union representative? Whatever’s on your mind…we’d love to hear from you!