Amanda Baxter as served on the local Executive since 2008 and has served the membership is various roles since then.
Please contact Amanda if you have any Health and Safety Concerns, Professional Questions, Hiring questions or are in need of advice.
Kevin Utley, is your local ETFO vice-president. Before taking on this responsibility, he served from 2011 to 2018 as the Local President, and on the local Executive for nine previous years as Collective Bargaining Chair, Vice-President and as a Member at Large. Kevin is our statician and keeps track of our members working days. Please contact Kevin with any questions you may have.
Constitution, Political Action and Collective Bargaining Committee Chair
Corey has been a member of the executive committee since 2012; her first position was Constitution Chair. She has been an occasional teacher with the Grand Erie DSB since November 2008. Corey keeps the membership apprised of current political trends and advices the Executive of ETFO's current stance of many political matters. She is also responsible for the many wonderful social events or members have enjoyed. Please contact Corey if you have a cause you feel our local should be involved in or to suggest future member engagement opportunities.
Professional Learning and Status of Women Chair
My name is Nicole Alexander and I am your Professional Learning Chair. I recently assumed this role in May of 2018. I am also a teacher, a wife and mother of three teenagers, an entrepreneur, an artist, an immigrant, a Canadian Citizen, a dancer (though not professional by any means), an optimist and an introvert.
Although it was only about six years ago when I graduated from York University B.Ed, I must confess that at this time I enjoy being an Occasional Teacher as it allows me the opportunity to focus on the things that bring me joy. My family, my art, teaching and now, my new union role.
As your Professional Learning Chair I look forward to assisting you, the Occasional Teacher with your quest for continual knowledge and self improvement by organizing workshops and programs that pertain to your interests and the needs of the students in your care.
Please do not hesitate to contact me for us to identify, plan and implement the events needed to help you along your career path. I am here for you.
I started serving as your Goodwill Chair in October of 2018. Angela has enjoyed a handful of primary L.T.O.'s, I've come to value the opportunities that occasional teaching has offered my career and life. Angela arranges the venus for our annual meetings and our executive meetings. She also contacts members who are going through a difficult time in thier lives and offers them encouragement. Contact Angela if you know of someone who could use some encouragement or if you have ideas for future venues.
My name is Kristen Porter. I grew up in Haldimand county and attended three of Grand Erie's schools. I've been an occasional teacher with Grand Erie since 2008 and Waterloo Catholic since 2010. Being an OT is something I'm passionate about and would like to make my career in teaching out of. Kristen keeps the minutes of our executive and annual meetings as well as stores our library. Contact Kristen if you would like to borrow any of our resources.
Treasurer and Website Coordinator
Rebecca has been the local tresurer since 2012 and the website coordinator since 2016. She has been an occassional teacher since 2009. Rebecca is responsible for keeping track of the local's finances and reporting the executive and ETFO provincial. In addition she also keeps the website up to date and gives mails members funds for resource remimbrusements. Contact Rebecca if you notice an error on the website, have questions about our local finances or would like a resource reimbursement.