Toronto Teacher Wins ETFO's New Teacher Award

    TORONTO, Aug. 14 /CNW/ - The Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario
(ETFO) presented Elementary Teachers of Toronto (ETT) Local member Andrea
Kurtz with the New Teacher of the Year Award at its annual meeting in Toronto
    The award recognizes a teacher in the first five years of teaching who
has demonstrated exemplary teaching practices, who has been involved within
the union, and who personifies the goals and objectives of ETFO.
    "Andrea has been a member of ETFO for two years. In that time she has
demonstrated the highest commitment to the profession. She is recognized as an
excellent teacher who has high standards for her students and assists them in
meeting these standards," ETFO President Emily Noble said.
    Noble described Kurtz as a life-long learner who pursues numerous
self-directed professional development opportunities to ensure that she
continues to meet the needs of her students. "She is active in the union as
well. She has attended all ETT general meetings, numerous federation sponsored
professional development opportunities, and is a member of the Local Awards
Committee. Andrea, your efforts and dedication to teaching and ETFO have not
gone unnoticed," Noble said.

    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.

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 13-16, ETFO Media
Centre, Queens Quay 1, Concourse Level, The Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto,
Phone: (416) 957-7181, Fax: (416) 957-7180

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