Norfolk Federation of Teachers (NFT)

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Message From the President


Welcome back! I hope everyone got a chance to get away, get some rest, and get recharged.  For you veteran teachers check on the new teachers in your building, on your grade level, or in your union.   Help out and mentor them if you get the chance.  I can still remember my first year and I’m sure you can too. 


Well if you are from Virginia you know that September is election season.  We are one of the only two states in the country that have elections every year.  As always, we will keep you informed on the news surrounding the elections.  All 140 seats in the General Assembly are being contested.  We will be sending out information on what is at stake in this election, as well as who supports Public Education and working families.  Please look for it in your emails and your mail.


Our first meeting of the year will be September 19th at 4:30.  It will be held at the Norfolk Technical Center.  We will have a guest speaker, handouts, door prizes, and time to discuss all of the issues and questions that you bring with you.  I especially hope that our new members will find time to join us.  It is imperative that you do not go through this period alone.  We will be reaching out to you, and I hope that you reach out to us with any questions and concerns that you may have. 



In Solidarity

Thomas Calhoun