Rhonda Kimberley-Young New Secretary-Treasurer of OTF



    TORONTO, March 27 /CNW/ - Today Ontario Teachers' Federation President
Hilda Watkins announced, on behalf of the OTF Executive, the appointment of
Rhonda Kimberley-Young as the Secretary-Treasurer of OTF effective April 2,
2007.
    "The Executive is pleased that Rhonda Kimberley-Young has accepted this
position at OTF," Watkins said. "After her time as a political leader of the
public secondary teachers in the province, she is taking the opportunity to
apply her leadership skills as the chief administrative officer of the
organization that represents all teachers in Ontario's publicly funded
schools."
    Rhonda Kimberley-Young has been a teacher for almost 20 years. A graduate
of Queen's University, she was a secondary teacher with the Upper Canada
District School Board. In 1996, Kimberley-Young was elected to the District 26
Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation local executive. The following
year she was elected to the OSSTF Provincial Executive. She was elected
President of OSSTF in 2003 serving until her appointment at OTF.
    "As Rhonda steps into her new position, the teachers of Ontario can look
forward to her commitment to enhancing the image of the teaching profession
and to advocating for publicly funded education," Watkins added. "Her
classroom experience and her time as a teacher politician have given Rhonda
Kimberley-Young a combination of skills that will serve the members of the
Ontario Teachers' Federation well." Watkins concluded, "On behalf of the
teachers of Ontario, I welcome Rhonda to this position and wish her every
success."

    The Ontario Teachers' Federation is the advocate for the teaching
profession in Ontario and for its 155,000 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 francophone.




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