Windsor Teacher New OTF President

    TORONTO, Sept. 2 /CNW/ - The OTF Board of Governors elected Windsor
teacher Reno Melatti as the 66th President of the Ontario Teachers' Federation
at its Annual Meeting in Toronto in August.
    A teacher for more than 37 years, Melatti has taught in both elementary
and secondary panels in Ontario's publicly funded Catholic schools. He has
held the positions of teacher, department head and vice-principal. Melatti has
also been an active member of the Ontario English Catholic Teachers'
Association (OECTA) since his days as a beginning teacher. He has served on
many work groups and committees both locally and provincially. He has also
been an elected member of the Provincial Executive of OECTA since 2002.
Melatti first joined the OTF Board of Governors in 2000.
    On his election as President, Melatti reminded the Governors that their
influence as teachers is profound. He also acknowledged his own teachers who
"recognized my thirst for knowledge and encouraged me to be whatever I chose
to be."

    Also elected at the same meeting were:

    Past President           George (Joe) Lamoureux, Barrie
    First Vice-President     Rian McLaughlin, Hamilton
    Second Vice-President    Anne Vinet-Roy, Timmins

    The Ontario Teachers' Federation is the advocate for the teaching
profession in Ontario and for its 160,000 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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