SOURCE: Nova Scotia Teachers Union

Nova Scotia Teachers Union

July 15, 2016 10:34 ET

Morse Elected Vice-President of the Canadian Teachers' Federation

HALIFAX, NS--(Marketwired - July 15, 2016) - Outgoing Nova Scotia Teachers Union president Shelley Morse was elected vice-president of the Canadian Teachers' Federation (CTF) today, during CTF's 2016 Annual General Meeting held in Montreal, Québec July 13 - 15.

This year's AGM theme is Wellness In Our Schools: Time To Act. The work in this area is timely as a recent CTF survey indicated 95 per cent of Canadian teachers believe the Federation should be advocating for better mental health services for students.

"I am honoured to be elected and look forward to continuing our important work with other teacher leaders across Canada through a collective voice for all teachers and public education," she says. "The current learning and working conditions of Canadian classrooms impact teacher and student wellness and it's imperative that these issues are addressed to ensure optimal learning environments. The voice of teachers must be taken into account to address these issues."

Morse was one of four CTF vice-presidents elected on Friday for one-year terms. As vice-president she will serve on the Executive for the organization and deal with key issues and resolutions that have an impact on public education, students and teachers nationally.

Morse will continue to serve at the provincial level as the NSTU Past President for 2016-2017. She will return to her position as teaching Vice-Principal at Aldershot Elementary School in the Annapolis Valley.

Founded in 1920, the Canadian Teachers' Federation is a national alliance of provincial and territorial Member organizations that represent nearly 200,000 teachers across Canada. CTF is also a member of Education International. @CanTeachersFed

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