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About Us


The AFT’s Share My Lesson is a free, award-winning community-based site that brings together educators, parents and caregivers, paraprofessionals and school-related personnel, specialized instructional support personnel, union and nonunion members, educational partners, and higher education professionals who have the common goal of finding and sharing the best educational resources available. Share My Lesson was created by the AFT and TES Global in 2012. From the beginning, we have been committed to providing our community of members high-quality and effective lesson plans and professional development resources—all for free.

Today, Share My Lesson remains a trusted resource for high-quality education materials, many of which are designed to support educators implementing standards. As of 2024, Share My Lesson has 2.2 million members and more than 420,000 resources (geared to toddlers through higher education), which have been downloaded more than 16 million times.

Our Team

Kelly Booz Kelly Booz

Kelly Booz

Director of Share My Lesson
Natalie Dean Natalie Dean

Natalie Dean

Affiliate Engagement
Carlo DelAguila Carlo DelAguila

Carlo DelAguila

Site Administrator
Andy Kratochvil Andy Kratochvil

Andy Kratochvil

Digital Production
Megan Ortmeyer Megan Ortmeyer

Megan Ortmeyer

Digital Production
Teresa Valcarce Teresa Valcarce

Teresa Valcarce

Social Media
Susan Ward Susan Ward

Susan Ward


AFT Leadership

Randi Weingarten Randi Weingarten

Randi Weingarten

AFT President
Fedrick Ingram Fedrick Ingram

Fedrick Ingram

AFT Secretary-Treasurer
Evelyn DeJesus Evelyn DeJesus

Evelyn DeJesus

AFT Executive Vice President

Join Share My Lesson

Join Share My Lesson to contribute content, share ideas, and find high-quality and effective lesson plans along with professional development resources.

Our Promise

Share My Lesson is committed to providing a trusted community where members can download and share high-quality lessons free of charge forever. Share My Lesson is a destination for educators who dedicate their time and professional expertise to provide the best education for students everywhere. SML members contribute content, share ideas, get educated on the topics that matter, online, 24/7. We issue Creative Commons licenses, and we do not share our members' private data with anyone.

Our History: AFT

The AFT was formed by teachers more than 100 years ago and is now a 1.7 million-member union of professionals that champions fairness; democracy; economic opportunity; and high-quality public education, healthcare and public services for our students, their families and our communities. We are committed to furthering these principles through community engagement, organizing, collective bargaining, political activism and the work our members do. The AFT works tirelessly to press for the tools, time and trust educators need to build strong public schools for all children, boost teacher quality, create rigorous academic standards aligned with a strong and deep curriculum, invest in wraparound services that help overcome barriers to student success, and ensure educators have a voice in improving their schools. Learn more


2024 SIIA CODiE Award Winner, Category: Best Collaborative Solution for Teachers

2024 Gold Anthem Award Winner in Community Engagement—Community Space

2023 Ed Tech Finalist Award for Lesson Planning Solution and Professional Development Learning Solution

2023 Bronze Anthem Award Winner in Community Engagement—Community Space

2022 CODiE Award Finalist, Best Collaborative Solution for Teachers

2020 W3 Gold Award Winner for Website Features—Best User Experience

2019 CODiE Award Finalist, Best Content Authoring Development or Curation Solution

2018 EdTech Digest Award Finalist, Resources/Other helpful sites or tools for education

2018 CODiE Award Finalist, Best Digital Aggregation and Sharing Solution

2018 Webby Award Honoree and Finalist, Websites for Education

2018 W3 Awards Silver, Website Features—User Experience for Websites

2014 CODiE Award, Best Crowdsourced Solution

2014 Hermes Award, Improvement of Human Relation