Amanda Baxter has been an Occasional Teacher with Grand Erie since 2003 and has been active in the Local since 2008 serving in various roles from Social Justice and Equity/Status of Women Chair to Treasurer and is currently honoured to serve as your President, Chief Negotiator and Health and Safety Officer. Amanda is a mother of four students in Grand Erie and continues to enjoy Occasional Teaching when not serving in her active roles in your Local.
Please contact Amanda if you have any Health and Safety Concerns, Professional Questions, Hiring questions or are in need of advice.
Vice-President, 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 on many political matters. She is also responsible for the many wonderful social events our 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.
Treasurer, Constitutional Chair and Website Coordinator
Kevin Utley, is your Local ETFO Treasurer, Constitutional Chair and Website Coordinator. Before taking on these responsibilities, he served from 2011 to 2018 as the Local President, and on the Local Executive for nine previous years as Chief Negotiator, Collective Bargaining Chair, Vice-President and as a Member at Large. Please contact Kevin with any questions you may have.
Goodwill Chair and Status of Women Chair
My name is Nicole Alexander and I am your Goodwill and Status of Women Chair. I assumed these roles in October of 2020. 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 about six years ago when I graduated from York University with a 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.
Please do not hesitate to contact me. I am here for you.
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. 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.