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Friday, August 18, 2017

Bluewater Teacher Elected VP of ETFO

Owen Sound | by Kevin Bernard  

A Bluewater District School Board teacher is new Vice President of Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario

Nancy Lawler was re-elected as Vice President of the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario this week. (Photo: Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario) 
A teacher with the Bluewater District school board has been re-elected as Vice-President of the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO).
 
Nancy Lawler was first elected to the position in 2015 and she was re-elected Wednesday (Aug. 16th) at the Federation's Annual Meeting in Toronto. 
 
Speaking to the more than 800 ETFO members, Lawler said the members face complex challenges every day as they work to ensure that students receive the best possible education. 
 
She says they will remain focused on reducing untenable workloads and improving health and safety to ensure better working conditions and student learning conditions.
 
Nancy began her teaching career in 1986 with the Grey County Board of Education (now the Bluewater District School Board). 
 
She served as Bluewater Teacher Local vice-president  from 1999-2003 and as president from 2003-2015.
 
Her roles have included chief negotiator and member of the bargaining team, benefit plan administrator, and member of numerous committees at the local.
 
At the provincial level, Nancy was elected to ETFO's provincial Executive in 2011. 
 
The Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario represents 78,000 elementary public school teachers and education professionals across the province and is the largest teacher federation in Canada.

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