Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario

Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario

August 16, 2005 15:12 ET

Hamilton-Wentworth OT President Wins ETFO Leadership Award

Rian McLaughlin wins ETFO Leadership Award Attention: Assignment Editor, City Editor, Education Editor, News Editor TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Aug. 16, 2005) -
The Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO) presented Rian McLaughlin, president of the Hamilton-Wentworth Occasional Teacher Local, with the Local Leadership Award at its Annual Meeting today.

The award may be granted to an active ETFO member who has provided outstanding leadership and service at the local level during the previous school year, has demonstrated high standards of personal and professional ethics, and advocated the objects and goals of ETFO.

"Rian has worked tirelessly to ensure that the needs of occasional teachers are met and that their issues and concerns are brought to the district school board," ETFO President Emily Noble said. " She has been instrumental in convincing the employer to support a paid professional development day for all of the occasional teachers in Hamilton-Wentworth, the first such day in the province," Noble said.

"Through her efforts to forge partnerships, she has raised the community's awareness of occasional teachers and the valuable service they provide to the education of Ontario's children," she said.

The Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario represents 65,000 elementary public 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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416-947-4980 (phone), 416-947-4981 (fax)/ IN: EDUCATION

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