Windsor-area teacher receives top honour

OTTAWA, March 18 /CNW Telbec/ - A teacher at École élémentaire catholique Mgr Augustin-Caron in LaSalle has been honored by the Association des enseignantes et des enseignants franco-ontariens (AEFO) for her exceptional commitment to the teaching profession and her professional association.

Mrs. Marilyn Laframboise was presented with the Mérite franco-ontarien en éducation during AEFO'S 2010 Policy Convention held in Ottawa this week.

Mrs. Laframboise has been actively involved with AEFO since the beginning of her 26-year teaching career in South-Western Ontario. While President of AEFO's Essex Elementary Catholic Unit, she was an energetic spokesperson for her colleagues during the 1997 protests against the major cuts in education brought about by the Harris Government. At the provincial level, she sat on AEFO's Provincial Governing Council for five years and was president of AEFO's Committee on the Status of Women in the Teaching Profession.

Elected in 1997 as a teacher representative on the first Board of Directors of the Ontario College of Teachers, she was a passionate advocate for the teaching profession. She served as President of the College from 2003 to 2006.

Since the end of her mandate at the College, Mrs. Laframboise has once again become involved with her local AEFO Unit, namely as a member of the local bargaining team in 2008.

"For more than 20 years, Marilyn has worked tirelessly to improve teachers' working conditions and to promote the teaching profession at both the local and provincial levels, says AEFO President, Benoit Mercier. We thank her for her selfless dedication."

AEFO represents 9,500 teachers and education workers in Ontario's French-language elementary and secondary schools, both Catholic and public, and workers in other French-language establishments.

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SOURCE Association des enseignantes et des enseignants franco-ontariens (AEFO)

For further information: For further information: Marie-Élisabeth Brunet, Communications Officer, (613) 244-2336, (613) 850-6410 (cellular)


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