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.

Latest News

ATF Union News #17: Respect and Appreciation

We received 27 nominations for individuals and teams to become Fed Rep of the Year 2024. We had so many great Fed Reps who were nominated, we decided to split the award between two stellar leaders: Veronica Forester (Emerson ES) and Kaitlin Wood (SR Marmon ES)! Congratulations, Kaitlin and Veronica! You are truly the cream of the crop.

Early Voting and Canvassing for Your Union’s Endorsed Candidates

Phone Banking from ATF (Feel free to arrive and leave any time between 4:30 and 7:30). Sign Up Here.
Monday, May 13, 4:30-7:30, Calls for Greg Seeley HD 27 will stop by and visit with volunteers.
Tuesday, May 14, 4:30-7:30, Calls for Anjalie Taneja HD 18, will stop by and visit with volunteers.
Wednesday, May 15, 4:30-7:30 Calls for all three of the candidates who most need our help.
Thursday, May 16, 4:30-7:30, Calls for Yanira Gurrola Valenzuela HD 16, will stop by and visit.

ATF Union News #16 April 2024

There is tug-of-war going in our district. On one side of the rope are those who insist that the use of “High Quality Instructional Materials (HQIM)” is the panacea for teaching struggling students. The other side of the rope is championing educator professionalism. The strength on this side is the impact of professional agency and efficacy on retention of our hardworking educators. Quality instruction is the key to student success. As ATF Executive Vice President Sean Thomas recently said, “High quality instructional materials mean nothing without high quality instruction.”

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).

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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

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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.

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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!








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