THIS IS YOUR

UNION

Our Mission

The Cincinnati Federation of Teachers is a union of professionals who champions the social and economic well-being of our members, Cincinnati’s children, families, working people and communities. We are committed to advancing these principles through community engagement, organizing, collective bargaining and political activism and especially through our members’ work.

OUR

Vision

OUR

Role

The Cincinnati Federation of Teaachers is a union of professionals who champions the social and economic well-being of our members, Cincinnati’s children, families, working people and communities. We are committed to advancing these principles through community engagement, organizing, collective bargaining and political activism and especially through our members’ work.

Our Purpose

About

Us

Cincinnati Federation of Teachers
Cincinnati Federation of Office Professionals

The Cincinnati Federation of Teachers  • Cincinnati Federation of Office Professionals (CFT/CFOP) is a professional, progressive union.
Our dues-paying members make all of our work possible. If you are a CFT member, thank you! Please ask your colleagues to share in supporting our work on their behalf. If you are not yet a member, please take this opportunity to join.

As a CFT member, you have access to the CFT Staff who advocate for you, answer your questions and help you resolve conflicts and issues at your work site. You also have access to member benefits through the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), our national union. On an even larger scale, you will be helping us to advocate for your profession and for public education on local, state and national levels.

There are many ways you can get involved in CFT. You can attend our many professional support programs. As educators, we need to be able to analyze and reflect on our practice to refine and improve our instruction. Acquiring this knowledge and developing our practice requires the sharing of knowledge among our fellow educators. Unique to the world of education, we know that teachers teaching teachers is the most powerful professional learning.

One of the most important ways members can become involved is to make a voluntary additional contribution to the Committee on Political Education (COPE). By law, union dues cannot be used for political endorsements or campaign contributions; however, in Ohio, much of our funding for public education comes from the state legislature. It is IMPERATIVE that we have education-friendly legislators. The COPE committee interviews candidates and makes recommendations based on their stance on public education and working families issues. The committee financially supports our endorsed candidates’ campaigns, and more importantly, we work to elect them. We invite you to join CFT COPE with a regular contribution of your choice and get active to support political candidates that support us.

Meet the people who
work for you

Meet our amazing team. We couldn't do it without them!

THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL

Officers
Julie Sellers
Julie
Sellers
President
CFT Office
Lee
Black
Executive Vice President
SCPA
Tom
Frank
Vice President for Organizing
Gamble Montessori High School
Milbeth
Allen
Vice President for Community Engagement
John P. Parker
John P. Parker
Wiant
Treasurer
District Wide Mentor
Angela
Couch
Secretary
District Wide Mentor
Brad
Smith
Chief Labor Delegate
Walnut Hills
Fannie
Carradine
CFOP President
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Carol
Smith
CFOP First Vice President
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Angel
Archer
CFOP Second Vice President
Woodford Paideia
Sybyl
White
CFOP Secretary
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Committee Chairpersons
Richard "Chipp"
Knudsen
Collective Bargaining Committee Chair
Woodward High School
Megan
Kreaps
Educational Policies Committee Chair
Dater High School
Brad
Brad
Grievance Committee Chair
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Chandra M.
Gardner
Human Rights Committee Chair
Dater High School
Jane
Simon
Legislative/Political Action Committee Chair
SCPA
Clayton
Adams
Community Outreach Committee Chair
Aiken High School
Neil
Stewart
Retirement Committee Chair
Academy of World Languages
Alexa
Fulmer
Social/Member Services Committee Chair
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Area Coordinators
Wayne
Wiggins
Area One
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Alexa
Fulmer
Area Two
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Ronnie X
Black
Area Three
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Kimberley
Dawson
Area Four
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Jared
Ceaser
Area Five
LEAP Academy
Laura
Sanregret
Area Six
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Kelly
Bullock
Area Seven
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Fannie
Carradine
Area Eight
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Sandy
Bennett-Poettker
Area Nine
College Hill and Westwood
Sonya
Lackey
Area Ten
Midway School
Theresa
Allen
Area Substitutes
Auxiliary Teacher

CFT STAFF

Cincinnati Federation of Teachers
Cincinnati Federation of Professionals

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