TORONTO, Aug. 19 /CNW/ - James McCormack, a teacher with the Waterloo
Region District School Board, was elected to the executive of the Elementary
Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO) today.
McCormack is president of the Waterloo Region ETFO Teacher Local and has
been a teacher with the Waterloo Region District school Board since 1986.
McCormack told delegates to the federation's annual meeting in Toronto
that as the pre-eminent teacher union in the country ETFO must demonstrate its
commitment not only to bargaining, but to health and safety, equity and social
justice, and environmental concerns.
Prior to becoming local president, McCormack served as a local
vice-president, was a member of various committees, including the collective
bargaining team, and a school steward. He was also an executive member of the
Ontario Public School Teachers' Federation, one of ETFO's predecessor
McCormack is a member of the Waterloo Region Labour Council and has been
a delegate to the conventions of the Ontario Federation of Labour and the
Canadian Labour Council.
McCormack is a graduate of the Universities of Waterloo and Toronto. He
studied French at Laval University and Université de Grenoble. His teaching
assignments have included core French, French Immersion, Intermediate science,
and kindergarten to Grade 8 classrooms.
The Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario represents 73,000
elementary public school teachers and education workers across the province
and is the largest teacher federation in Canada.
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