Hello, my name is Ted Altenberg. I was a proud SVFT member and teacher at Washingtn Middle School from 1998-2007, and though I have since left SUHSD and SVFT, I am still very happy and proud to serve as SVFT webmaster. I believe strongly in the power of the Internet as a tool for communication and for union organizing! I hope to help make this website a useful resource for all SVFT members, and I hope I can count on your help in that effort.
January 2016: After being a teacher for 27 years, I worked my first year as an administrator in 2014-15, as Academic Coordinator at E. A. Hall MS in Watsonville (PVUSD). While I am no longer PVFT•CFT•AFT, no longer your “union brother,” I am and will always be so in my heart and mind and politics! Fall semester 2015 I was back in the classroom, teaching freshman health at Aptos HS (PVUSD). Now, January 2016, I am starting yet another new gig: serving as Assistant Principal for curriculum & instruction at Silicon Valley Career Technical Education, a very interesting CTE program in Santa Clara County.
If you have any questions or comments about the website, email, or other technology- or Internet-related issues, please feel free to contact me at webmaster [at] svft [dot] net.
Thanks very much for your support of and participation in SVFT: the Salinas Valley Federation of Teachers!