Averill Park Teacher's Association

We Put Kids First

The purpose of the site is to allow for more immediate access to important information for our members, as well as to have a single location to find all necessary documents that might be needed pertaining to union issues.

In addition to being a source for APTA members, we hope it be a useful source of information for the community as well!

Save the Date
The Underground Railroad and American Identities
Educators’ Workshops -

Friday, April 15, 2016 - 9am-3pm at St. John’s Episcopal Church - 146 First St., Troy, NY
Racism in America: Where do we go from here?
Guest Facilitators: Alan Singer, PhD, Hofstra University with April Francis, Lawrence Road Middle School social studies teacher, Uniondale, NY

Ferguson, Missouri, Staten Island, New York, Cleveland, Ohio, North Charleston, South Carolina, McKinney, Texas and the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. Why does racism continue in America 150 years after the end of slavery in the United States and more than fifty years after the March on Washington? We need to consider the question asked by Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1967, “Where do we go from here?”


Saturday,April 16,2016 - 3:30pm-4:30pm at Russell Sage College - 65 First St., Troy, NY
Teaching “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” with the C3 SS Framework
Facilitator:  April Francis, Educator, Lawrence Road Middle School

College, Career, and Civic Life are the three C’s that inform Social Studies curriculum decisions in NYS. Whether a parent, a student, an educator, or a concerned citizen, join with April Francis to interact with and learn from UncleTom’s Cabin in new, enriching ways that can be brought into any educational setting.

ProfessionalDevelopmentandIn-ServiceCredit willbeavailablethrough Esteves School of Education of the Sage Colleges


The 15th annual Public History Conference April 15-17, 2016

Organized by Underground Railroad History Project
Hosted by Russell Sage College & Esteves School of Education
Registrationdetailsat UndergroundRailroadHistory.org or at 518-432-4432