Message From FEA President Andy Ford



Andy Ford has always wanted to be a teacher. In fact, it’s the only thing he can ever remember wanting to be. So, he’s dedicated his life to education. As president of the Florida Education Association (FEA), Andy is no longer standing at the front of the classroom. Instead, he’s standing on the frontline, fighting for those working hard to provide Florida students with a world-class education.


As president of FEA, Andy helps represent more than 140,000 school employees in Florida’s public schools, colleges and universities. FEA members include Pre-K through 12th grade teachers, education staff professionals, higher education faculty, graduate assistants, retired members and staff.



Under Andy’s leadership, FEA strongly advocates for what’s best for members, the students, and the public schools of Florida, including:

  • Opposing damaging public education policies
  • Developing non-traditional alliances and working in a bipartisan manner to move education issues forward
  • Mobilizing members to strengthen FEA voice on important education matters

As president of FEA, Andy has stressed authentic and meaningful accountability. He’s held many positions as an education leader, including FEA Vice-President and President of Duval Teachers United in Jacksonville, Florida. Plus, he’s a member of Duval Teachers United and the Leon Classroom Teachers Association, and he serves as an American Federation of Teachers Vice President on its Executive Council.

Andy, a native of Princeton, New Jersey, taught in a New Jersey Catholic school and in urban public elementary schools in Jacksonville, Florida.

“By working together, FEA can make our schools a priority,” added Andy.
“Imagine the Future!”

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