August 16, 2017
Gail Bannister-Clarke, a vice-president of the ETFO Peel Teacher Local, was re-elected to the Executive of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) today.
Speaking to more than 800 ETFO members at the Federation’s Annual Meeting, Bannister-Clarke said, “The work that ETFO has done to demand smaller class sizes, a safe learning and teaching environment and support for our students who have complex needs is part of our vision for better schools and powerfully connects us with our parents and communities.”
“I am proud of the continued leadership ETFO has demonstrated in promoting equity and advancing conversations that build a more just society. We must continue to build alliances with community agencies and organizations and local labour councils to move our joint interests forward,” said Bannister-Clarke.
Gail began her teaching career with the Peel District School Board in 2006. Along with serving as vice-president of the Peel Teacher Local since 2014, she has served as a steward, chair of the Status of Women Committee and as a member of the Resolutions Committee for her local.
Gail was first elected to the ETFO provincial Executive in 2015. A graduate of ETFO Union School, she has served as a member of the Teacher Education Faculty Liaison Standing Committee and facilitated several professional development/learning workshops.
The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario represents 78,000 elementary public school teachers and education professionals across the province and is the largest teacher federation in Canada.