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I am a proud Alberta teacher, and I am seeking your vote in this year’s ATA election, where I am running for vice-president. With the support of my wife Yoko and my children Aiden and Fiona, I look forward to the opportunity to represent you.
Before I began teaching, I spent almost a decade as a galvanizer. From there I moved to a career with Edmonton Catholic teaching chemistry and physics, a position that I have held since 2002.
I am a member of Provincial Executive Council as a district representative for Edmonton–McMurray. Prior to this role, I was the president of Edmonton Catholic for six years. I have dedicated much of my career to working with the Association, representing the best interests of teachers.
We’ve been riding a roller-coaster that has led to much stress and disrespect.
- Increased workloads
- Larger class sizes
- Two per cent salary increase over eight years
- Pension hijacking
And we still have to bargain with a hostile government.
In my conversations with teachers, there is a clear feeling of concern and inevitability. I believe it is inevitable that we, as strong, united and purposeful professionals, working together and being willing to sacrifice, will find the courage (not just for ourselves, but for our students as well) to stand up and say “We matter!”
It is the government that should be concerned — concerned about just how strong 40,000 teachers can be.
No one is coming to save us but us!
If elected, I will work tirelessly on your behalf. Improved working conditions, respect and even a well- deserved raise are on the list of priorities that I see as essential to my role, and perhaps a #RedforEdAB collage as well!
For more information visit Carabine.ca or follow me on Twitter (@GCarabine)