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ETFO President Sam Hammond
Sam Hammond is serving his second term as President of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) having been re-elected to the position in August 2011.
Hammond was first elected to the presidency in August 2009 after serving a two year term as First Vice-President. He served as Vice-President from 2004-2007 and was first elected to provincial Executive in August 2003.
Sam Hammond is a Physical Education and Health Specialist who began his teaching career in 1986. As a physical education teacher with the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board, he taught all grade levels from Junior Kindergarten to Grade Eight.
From 1998-2004 Hammond was the chief negotiator and grievance officer for the Hamilton-Wentworth Teacher Local and held this key position during a difficult 17 day strike/lockout in October 2000.
Hammond is a social, political, and union activist. He has worked on municipal, provincial, and federal political campaigns.
A sociology and history major, Hammond has a B.A. (Hon.) from McMaster University as well as a B.Ed. from Brock University.
Hammond taught additional qualification courses in physical education and health and in risk management at the Brock University Faculty of Education for eight years. He also taught English as a Second Language in the South Pacific Islands for a year while travelling through the South Central Pacific.