August 16, 2017
Nathan Core, president of the Waterloo Region Occasional Teacher Local, was re-elected to the Executive of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) today. Nathan was first elected to the ETFO provincial Executive in 2015.
Speaking to more than 800 ETFO members at the Federation’s Annual Meeting in Toronto, Core said, "We will be celebrating an important milestone for ETFO, our organization should acknowledge its incredible 20 year history. Let’s reflect on the past and move forward together. "
"We are progressive educators. We have a responsibility to mobilize and advocate for the betterment of education, our professional lives, and also those of society as a whole. A united front can defend the attacks from the corporate and conservative agenda. People united can make a difference," added Core.
Nathan began teaching internationally in 2007 before obtaining a position with the Waterloo Region District School Board in 2010 as an Occasional Teacher. Assignments have included grade 1 through 8 as well as specialty positions in intermediate math, science, physical -education, music, and special education resource.
Nathan has been president of the Waterloo Region Occasional Teachers' Local since 2013 and has served on its Executive since 2011. At the provincial level, Nathan was the recipient of the 2015 ETFO New Member Award and was a member of the Regulation 274 Provincial Task Force. Committed to the labour movement, he is a delegate to the Waterloo Region Labour Council and proud supporter of the United Way.
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.