Limestone Occasional Teacher Wins ETFO Occasional Teacher of the Year Award

    TORONTO, Aug. 18 /CNW/ - The Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario
(ETFO) has presented Limestone occasional teacher Allison Belyea with the
Occasional Teacher of the Year Award.
    The award is the highest form of recognition presented to an occasional
teacher by the federation.
    Allison is known for her ability to motivate her students through her
positive attitude, energy, and enthusiasm. She is described as a teacher who
is always professional, respectful, and caring. She establishes a good rapport
with students and demonstrates great patience when meeting their needs.
    Allison has the skills that make her a successful and desired occasional
teacher. She demonstrates an ability and willingness to work co-operatively
with both her colleagues and school administration and is flexible and
adaptable to any changes that need to be made. She often takes the initiative
to modify lesson plans to improve her teaching success in the classroom.
    Allison is a strong believer in the importance of professional
development for a teacher's success. She has completed courses and attended
workshops in classroom management, health and safety, and W.H.M.I.S. training.
Despite her busy schedule, she finds time to support her federation by serving
as Secretary of the Limestone Occasional Teacher Local.
    "Being an occasional teacher is one of the most difficult jobs in
teaching. Allison's professionalism and unwavering dedication to the learning
needs of all her students makes her most deserving of this award," said ETFO
President David Clegg.

    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.

For further information:

For further information: Larry Skory, (416) 948-0195 (cell),; Johanna Brand, (416) 948-2554 (cell),; Mary
Morison, (416) 948-3406 (cell),; August 17-20 ETFO Media
Centre, Sheraton Hall B, Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel Phone: (416) 945-6296,
Fax: (416) 948-6298

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