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Since being elected as district representative in 2015, I have proudly advocated for you, my fellow Calgary teachers. In 2019, Calgary teachers attained permanent instructional and assignable time clauses in collective agreements. Our work hours are bound by these clauses, even during this pandemic.
Experience gained with the Calgary Catholic executive and the Calgary City Teachers’ Convention Association prepared me for the role of district representative. I continue to work with locals to understand the unique needs of Calgary teachers. As a Calgary teacher, I bring your voice to Provincial Executive Council.
As chair of the Women in Leadership Committee, I am dedicated to removing the barriers experienced by women in education. My work on that committee helped to inspire and establish Local Women in Leadership committees, including those formed in both Calgary locals. As a member of the Diversity, Equity and Human Rights Committee, I advocate for racialized peoples and gender and sexual minorities. I work to amplify your voices.
A broad range of provincial committees has strengthened my advocacy for teachers and public education. I am proud to have served on the following committees: Curriculum, Well Being of Children and Youth, English as a Second Language Council, Second Languages and Intercultural Council, School Leaders’ Issues and Concerns, and Resolutions.
I am passionate about reducing class size and providing supports for complex learners. I advocate for professional autonomy, a unified profession and fair teacher compensation. I advocate for eliminating inequities highlighted by this pandemic. I work to unify teacher voices against the damaging decisions of government. Our pensions need ATRF control. Curriculum needs to work in our classrooms.
I look to the Teaching Profession Act, ATA policy, our Code of Professional Conduct, and especially, to your voices to guide me in every decision. I would be honoured to again serve Calgary teachers as your district representative.