HALIFAX, May 31, 2012 /CNW/ - Teachers, Nova Scotia Community College faculty and professional support staff have elected Shelley Morse to the position of president of the Nova Scotia Teachers Union.
Morse is the president of the Kings Local of the NSTU. She is vice-principal at New Minas Elementary School where she is also a classroom teacher. She defeated Eric Boutilier, former NSTU First Vice-President in a second ballot election held Wednesday, May 30.
The first round of voting by the 10,000 members of the NSTU was conducted electronically Wednesday, May 23, but did not produce a winner. To become president of the NSTU, a candidate must win with a majority of votes (50 per cent + 1).
Just over 63 per cent of NSTU's membership participated in the electronic vote.
Morse will assume office August 1, 2012, replacing Alexis Allen who has served for four years.
For further information:
Mary Jane Webber, NSTU Public Relations Coordinator