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CHTU Vision Statement

As a vibrant group of professionals, The Cleveland Heights Teachers Union, AFT Local 795 will create, enhance, and sustain optimal teaching and learning conditions through collaboration, political action, community engagement, and the active involvement of all our members.


  • Promote the welfare of children; and ensure that they receive a quality public education.

  • To advance our teaching profession by securing optimal teaching/learning environments for the work our members do.

Core Values

  • We recognize the value of each child.

  • We recognize the inherent value of public education.

  • We advocate respect for teaching professionals and support staff.

  • We value high quality and sustained professional development.

  • We promote social justice and democracy, and we champion fairness as core values that guide our union activities.

The Heights Singers

At the April 2008 OFT convention in Cleveland, the Cleveland Heights High School Singers dazzled the delegates and Governor Strickland with song and dance.


The Paraprofessional and School-Related Personnel (PSRP) division of the American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO, represents more than 350,000 school support staff in K-12 districts, colleges and universities. Our jobs include office employees, custodians, maintenance workers, bus drivers, instructional paraprofessionals, food service workers, school nurses and health aides, technicians, groundskeepers, secretaries, bookkeepers, mechanics, special education assistants and hundreds of other job titles.

About AFT Teachers

Throughout this century, the AFT has been a major force for preserving and strengthening America's democratic commitment to public education and public service. Desegregating public schools, passing the landmark Elementary and Secondary Education Act, establishing collective bargaining for teachers and other public employees, and addressing the needs of disadvantaged children are just a few of the causes the AFT has championed.