Morse re-elected NSTU president by acclamation

HALIFAX, Feb. 24, 2014 /CNW/ - Shelley Morse has been re-elected NSTU president by acclamation for the 2014 - 2016 term.

"I am humbled by the confidence placed in my leadership and the support shown by the NSTU members. I look forward to another two years of standing up for teachers, APSEA, and Community College members. I will continue to work closely with Local leaders and staff to protect rights and benefits. We will work to improve working conditions to ensure our students' learning needs are met through safe and positive workplace environments" says Morse.

Her new two-year term will commence August 1, 2014 and run to July 31, 2016.

She was elected as the 43rd president to her first term June 2012 becoming the fifth president of the 10,000-member organization to be elected by universal suffrage. A classroom teacher for 29 years, Morse was most recently a teaching vice principal for eight years. Her teaching career began at Gaspereau Valley Elementary School, she has also taught at Port Williams Elementary, Aldershot Elementary and New Minas Elementary schools.

Morse holds an Associate in Education diploma from the Nova Scotia Teachers College. She has a BEd, Diploma in Special Education, and MEd from Acadia University. She is currently completing courses for a Diploma in Business Administration from the Nova Scotia Community College.

She is the seventh woman to hold the top post of the Nova Scotia Teachers Union since its inception in 1895.

SOURCE Nova Scotia Teachers Union

For further information:

Angela Murray, NSTU Public Relations Coordinator
Direct: 902-479-4708, Cell: 902-497-0194, amurray@staff.nstu.ca, twitter: @NSTeachersUnion