Who We Are

The Norfolk Federation of Teachers is the largest union representing Norfolk Public School employees. NFT represents all contracted, non-administrative certified and classified Norfolk Public Schools employees. We are office managers, custodians, paraprofessionals, counselors, media specialists, security officers, teachers, and much more.


NFT advocates for


Access to affordable healthcare, dignified salaries, and secure retirement


Fully Funded Schools


Economic, Racial, and Social Justice


Fairness, Democracy, Economic Opportunity


High-quality Public Education, Healthcare and Public Services For Our Students, Their Families and Our Communities

NFT In Action

As NFT members, we organize to make our schools better by putting pressure on NPS and our elected officials, and lobbying local and state government for policies that directly affect educators and students.


NFT members are fighting to strengthen educator voices in the school system through measures like collective bargaining.NFT supports pro-education, pro-worker candidate during local and state elections.

Member Voices

“Mr. Calhoun and the representatives are always available to listen to concerns. They are willing to stand with the teachers and for the teachers to ensure that we are treated fairly. I am truthfully grateful to be a part of this union.”

The staff at NFT continue to work hard to represent, support and advocate for the educators and school staff working for Norfolk Public Schools, whether they are NFT members or not. I wish I had been more engaged with NFT as a newer special educator working for the division in the early 2000’s. I might have felt less overwhelmed and alone when I was making the tough decision to take FMLA or quit working. I’m grateful to know now that NFT is a valuable resource for teachers and support staff, now more than ever.

NPS employees deserve to have their voices heard, and NFT works hard to make that happen. The union members lead the change!


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Norfolk Federation of Teachers

Quality education for all students, dignity for those who provide it.