To work for the welfare of all school children, to provide for diverse learning styles and needs, and to continue the improvement of instructional opportunities for all.
To develop and promote the adoption of ethical practices, personnel policies and standards of preparation for the teaching profession.
To unify and support the teaching profession and to secure the salaries, retirement, tenure, professional and sick leave and other professional working conditions necessary to support teaching.
To give members a common voice on matters pertaining to the teaching profession and to present individual and common interests before the Board of Education and other authorities.
To acquire property and monies and to employ a staff, if necessary, to carry out the purposes of this Association.
To serve as the professional voice of the Association of Portsmouth Teachers.