For 19 years, I have had the privilege of working with Alberta students, and I am proud to be a teacher. The rewarding work of teaching has been challenged by the realities of our working conditions: our students’ learning conditions. I have personally lived the changes over the years in our profession and have worked hard with fellow teachers to meet the diverse learning needs of our students. Our increasingly complex classrooms have intensified the workload of teachers and stretched the resources available.
I encourage every member to become engaged in their professional organization in their own way. We need to be the strong voice for education, for our students and our colleagues. Together we can advocate for improved classroom conditions, resources, support and the time that teachers need to maintain the high quality education system that we have.
I am honoured to continue my work on behalf of the teachers of Calgary District. I will always strive to represent the views of my teaching colleagues, work to better the education system and strengthen our professional organization. As a district representative, I will strive to improve the professional lives of Alberta teachers so that teachers can do their best work in Alberta classrooms. I am passionate about this work. Open and transparent communication between our locals and the provincial Association is critical to this work.
Michelle Glavine has 10 years of experience as the local president for Rocky View and is currently a middle school teacher at Bearspaw School. Her provincial experiences include serving previously as a district representative, an economic consultant, Professional Conduct Committee member and chair of the DEHR committee. Michelle is a former EPC chair/NSC member, C2 committee member, and has served on the Palliser District Teachers’ Convention board, as well as numerous local committees.