TORONTO, Aug. 15 /CNW/ - Maureen Weinberger, a teacher with the Halton
District School Board and president of the Halton ETFO Teacher Local, was
elected to the executive of the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario
(ETFO) at the federation's annual meeting in Toronto today.
"It is important to ensure that the gains we have made are safeguarded
and that we plan carefully and thoughtfully for the future," Weinberger told
the more than 500 meeting delegates. "I believe it is important to challenge
ourselves as we look forward. I believe it is important to find ways to build
a stronger public education system. I look forward to beginning this important
work," she said.
"I am proud to be a teacher and a union member and have committed to both
throughout my career in education. I have worked hard at the local and
provincial level to make a contribution to this organization that supports
teachers and their students. I hope to continue this work and commitment as a
member of the provincial Executive," she said.
Weinberger began her teaching career in 1976. Her teaching assignments
with the Halton District School Board have included Kindergarten through grade
8, teacher librarian, and guidance. She is committed to her local community
and serves on the board of directors of Community Development Halton.
Weinberger has been president of the Halton Local since 2002 and has
served on the local executive since 1998. Her provincial federation
involvement includes participation on the Representative Council Steering
Committee, the Regional Services Task Force, and the Provincial Member Survey
The Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario represents more than
70,000 public elementary school teachers and education workers across Ontario
and is the largest teacher federation in Canada.
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