London teacher elected OTF President

    TORONTO, Aug. 24 /CNW/ - Maureen Davis, a teacher from London, Ontario,
has been elected as the 64th President of the Ontario Teachers' Federation at
the Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors.
    Davis teaches science at Ecole secondaire Monseigneur-Bruyère. As a
science teacher for more than 18 years, Davis believes that one of her
responsibilities is to act as a role model for her female students. She
encourages them to consider a future in the fields of engineering, science,
technology or teaching.
    Davis has been actively involved in l'Association des enseignantes et des
enseignants franco-ontariens (AEFO) for almost 12 years, both at the local and
provincial levels. She served as president of the London-Middlesex AEFO Branch
Affiliate as well as on a number of provincial committees and is presently
provincial vice-president. She has also been a member of the OTF Board of
Governors since 1999. For the last two years, she has been a member of the OTF
    During her term as OTF President, Davis will be on leave from her school
board-Conseil scolaire de district des écoles catholiques du Sud-Ouest.

    Also elected at the meeting were:

    George (Joe) Lamoureux, First Vice-President
    Reno Melatti, Second Vice-President
    Hilda Watkins, Past President

    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.

For further information:

For further information: Kathleen Devlin, Director, Policy & Public
Affairs, (416) 966-3424

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