AFT Vice President
Fred Albert was elected as an AFT vice president during the 2020 convention. He has served as president of AFT-West Virginia since Nov. 10, 2018.
A 29-year veteran of the teaching profession, he taught math at DuPont Middle School in Kanawha County for 20 years before being elected president of the state federation.
He is a highly decorated educator, earning numerous accolades over the years. He was named the West Virginia Council of Teachers of Mathematics’ Middle School Math Teacher of the Year for 2018 and the Kanawha County Teacher of the Year in 2016, and he was one of the six finalists for the state Teacher of the Year Award in 2018.
While in the classroom, Albert was a Thinking Math trainer through the AFT’s Educational Research and Dissemination (ER&D) Program. He taught professional development classes at the AFT-WV Summer School as well as at various school district and West Virginia Department of Education conferences.
Over the past two decades, he has served the union in many capacities, including 20 years on the AFT-WV executive board as a member-at-large and two terms as state treasurer. Locally, he has served as an executive board member-at-large, secretary, vice president and president. He served as AFT-Kanawha president for 15 years.
He is a vice-president of the West Virginia AFL-CIO, is a member of the Kanawha Valley Labor Council, serves on the board of directors for Reconnecting McDowell and is a member of the AFT’s State Federation Presidents Advisory Committee. He also serves on the AFT’s Climate Change Committee.
Outside the classroom, Albert is very active in his church as a member of the choir and as chairman of the administrative board of his church.
Biography updated October 2020