The mission of the Florida Association of Teacher Educators (FATE) is to improve the effectiveness of teacher education through leadership in the development of high-quality programs to prepare teachers, by analyzing issues and practices relating to professional development, and by providing opportunities for personal and professional growth of Association members. 

Welcome to the FATE Leadership Team

The nomination period for your Florida Association of Teacher Educators (FATE) board has come to a close. Having no opposition, we welcome the following members who will assume/ resume positions on the FATE leadership team. Please join us in congratulating them!

At large directors, Michelle Patterson, Ashley Grays, Region Directors, Gayle Evans, Crown, Colleges and Universities, Cindy Campbell, West Central Colleges and Universities

FATE Statement on Elementary School Shooting in Uvalde, Texas

The Florida Association of Teacher Educators (FATE) stands in unity with its parent organization, the Association of Teacher Educators (ATE), to condemn the recent horrific violence that took place in Uvalde, TX. We grieve the tragic loss of the 19 innocent children and two heroic teachers whose lives were unexplainably lost in a senseless and preventable act. Although our public schools should be a place of safety for students and teachers, we are once again forced to add Robb Elementary School to the growing list of schools where mass shootings have shaken the core of a community. 

We send love and healing to the victims, their families, and the entire Uvalde community devastated by the collective and individual losses they suffered this week. We stand with the victims, their families, and the entire Uvalde community committed to ensuring another senseless tragedy like this does not claim the life of another innocent child or educator. We call on our FATE members, our local Florida communities and districts, and our nation to prioritize safety in schools, so administrators, educators, teachers, and, above all, students and their families can focus on working and learning without worry or fear.