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African Teachers  Association-USA

(A.T.A.)

2510 Hamilton Avenue ,Baltimore , MD 21214 .Tel: 443-744-5328

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(A.T.A.)

2510 Hamilton Avenue ,Baltimore , MD 21214 .Tel: 443-744-5328

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AFRICAN TEACHERS ASSOCIATION


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY


African Teachers’ Association, Inc hereafter referred as Africateachers is a not-for-profit organization ensuring and promoting quality education through supervision, training and empowerment of African teachers. Africateachers is committed to work with school districts, teachers union and all educational stakeholders in order to ensure students achievement irrespective of their backgrounds, race and socioeconomic status.


The organization:

This organization was founded in April 2011 by a group of African educators who recognized the vital role of teachers and the importance of diversity in nation-building and development through a responsible and literate citizenry. The organization has put in place an executive Board as follows:

President: Boliong Amang

Vice-president: Joseph Aryee

Vice-president: Elie Tcheimegnie

Secretary General: Bertrand Tchoumi

Vice-secretary General: Emmanuel Anglade

Treasurer: Tiwang Ningpa

Vice-Treasurer: Stephane Biabo

Web master: Raymond Tiwang and Bertrand MFeukoum


Newsletter Editor and Membership Drive Committee: Florence Fomoso

Members of the Membership Drive Committee : Bertrand MFeukoum, Marcellin Ngantchou, Mbami  Jules

1.1 Objectives

Africateachers is established to bring together and unite all African teachers and educators in the United States into relations of mutual assistance and cooperation; to promote the welfare of students by providing better educational opportunities regardless of race, color, creed, sex, and social and political status. Finally, Africateachers seeks to fight all form of bias and discrimination due to race, creed, social, political or economic status or national origin.

1.2  Mission

The mission of African teachers is the pursuit of the following principles:

Commitment: Commitment to advance the standards of professionalism for teaching by promoting better preparation, encouraging relevant in-service training and securing the working conditions essential to the best performance of professional service.

Responsibility: The focus Africateachers is to empower teachers in establishing goals and following through on commitments.

Support: An individual is dramatically influenced by their support system. Africateachers wants to create an environment where African teachers can debrief and share their successes and challenges with fellow colleagues.

.3 Key to success

- Establish a strong network of support with school systems, teachers unions and educational organizations,

- Establish an effective training and workshop program that will increase teachers effectiveness and cultural competencies,

- Establish effective cooperative working groups that will allow teachers to share their know-how according to their content and  area of expertise,

2.2 Legal Entity

Africateachers is a tax-exempt not-for-profit Educational organization for African teachers in the United States.

Services

- Professional development: Africateachers organizes workshops on a regular basis in order to equip teachers with new instructional practices and prepare them to meet the challenges of their daily job.

- Test preparation: Assist conditional teachers and those seeking additional endorsement by providing them successful strategies to pass certification assessments.

- Advice /counseling: help and facilitate the professional insertion of new and aspiring teachers.

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