TORONTO, Aug. 31 /CNW/ - The OTF Board of Governors last week elected
Hamilton teacher Rian McLaughlin as the 67th President of the Ontario
Teachers' Federation at its Annual Meeting in Windsor.
A graduate of Brock, McMaster and Trent Universities, Rian McLaughlin
has taught all grades and most subjects over her 20 year career. She
has been president of the Hamilton-Wentworth Occasional Teacher Local
for nine years.
McLaughlin has also served on the ETFO Executive since 2001. Her
community involvement includes ongoing support for numerous children's
and women's charities and environmental initiatives. She has a special
interest in Children's mental health.
At the time of her election McLaughlin sent a message to the teachers of
"I am proud to represent each of you and those who have put their trust
in you to be their voice. I am about building connections. You can be
assured that I will encourage new ways of doing, and new ways of
thinking. I will support your involvement and strengthen the teacher
voice through OTF."
Also elected at the same meeting were:
Reno Melatti, Windsor
Francine LeBlanc-Lebel, Blind River
George (Joe) Lamoureux, Barrie
The Ontario Teachers' Federation is the advocate for the teaching
profession in Ontario and for its 160,000 teachers. OTF members are
full-time, part-time and occasional teachers in all the publicly funded
schools in the province—elementary, secondary, public, Catholic and
SOURCE Ontario Teachers' Federation
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