Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario

Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario

August 17, 2005 15:52 ET

Hamilton Teacher Re-elected to ETFO Executive

Rian McLaughlin Re-elected to ETFO Executive Attention: Assignment Editor, City Editor, Education Editor, News Editor TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Aug. 17, 2005) -
Rian McLaughlin, a teacher with the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board, was re-elected to the Executive of the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO) at its annual meeting today.

In speaking to the 600 delegates McLaughlin pointed out that there is "a renewed sense of purpose and direction for the federation as a result of the historic bargaining accord reached this year."

"Our goals were validated and the professional lives of ETFO members are improving," she said. "We need to harness the energy and momentum that these achievements have had as their hallmarks and work to strengthen the federation by engaging new members, and enhancing our internal efficiency and effectiveness. We must work together to reverse standardization and the mechanization of education."

Rian McLaughlin is currently the president of ETFO Hamilton-Wentworth Occasional Teacher Local. Among other positions, she has served as chair of the local's professional development committee, communications committee, and as coordinator of public relations and political action.

This year McLaughlin was named ETFO Local Leader of the Year in recognition of her exceptional contributions to her local and to the provincial organization. She is an alumnus of the Governor General's Canadian Leadership Conference.

The Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO) represents 65,000 public elementary school teachers and education workers across Ontario and is the largest teacher union in Canada outside of Quebec.
/For further information: Mary Morison, 416-962-3836, Ext. 2337, 416-948-3406 (cell), mmorison@etfo.org
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Contact Information

  • Johanna Brand, Communications Officer, Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario
    Primary Phone: 416-962-3836 ext. 2339
    Secondary Phone: 416-948-2554
    Toll-Free: 888-868-3836
    E-mail: jbrand@etfo.org