AFT Vice President
Christine Campbell is president of AFT-West Virginia. Before being elected to that position in 2012, she was president of Pocahontas County AFT and served on the AFT-West Virginia executive board. The state federation represents more than 16,500 education employees in West Virginia and is the largest union in the state. She also serves as a vice president of the West Virginia AFL-CIO and is a member of the AFT executive council's organizing committee.
An 18-year veteran teacher, Campbell spent the last 12 years teaching seventh-grade language arts and reading in Pocahontas County. Her outstanding teaching skills have been recognized with a number of honors, including the Pocahontas County Teacher of the Year and the Arch Coal Teacher Achievement Award, which is given each year to 12 outstanding West Virginia teachers. She also has an extensive background in youth leadership development and community involvement, having worked with the High Rocks Educational Corporation as a teacher and program administrator for 13 years. Campbell has long advocated for professionalizing teaching and empowering educators with a voice in public education. This led to her involvement in the creation of the West Virginia Educator Evaluator System, a unique system designed entirely by practitioners in the state.