Association of Classroom Teachers (ACT)


Mission of ACT


  • Give added STRENGTH to the local, state, regional, and national professional organizations.
  • Stimulate professional GROWTH and leadership.
  • Foster democratic classroom teacher participation within schools in the formulation of educational policies.
  • Encourage teachers to assume responsibilities as citizens and EXERCISE their rights and privileges.
  • Work for a higher QUALITY of teaching to promote the welfare of classroom teachers and maintain academic freedom.


What Has ACT Done For You?


  • Promoted the Network for Alabama Teaching Fellows
  • Planned for development of suicide prevention resources 
  • Addressed issues of College- and Career-Ready Standards through formulation of a White Paper
  • Developed EDUCATEAlabama Resource Guide for formative teacher evaluation
  • Created Substitute Teacher Training & Handbook
  • Collaborated with Alabama State Department of Education to develop Models of Collaboration training module for instruction of students with special needs
  • Presented professional teaching and learning opportunities
  • Preserved and strengthened the classroom teacher’s voice


Why Join ACT?


  • Impact instructional decisions
  • Build leadership skills and promote academic excellence.
  • Address and formulate instructional positions through the ACT Representative Assembly.
  • Work for a higher quality of teaching.
  • Promote the welfare of classroom teachers.
  • Address issues of importance to classroom teachers, provide high-quality professional learning activities and develop proposals for improving the instructional program.


ACT Division Contact:

Dr. Pamela Fossett, AEA Education Policy and Professional Policy Manager