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ETFO members elect provincial Executive for 2021-2023

August 18, 2021

TORONTO, ON - More than 650 delegates to the Annual Meeting of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) have elected their provincial Executive for 2021-2023:

PRESIDENT: Karen Brown, Toronto

FIRST VICE-PRESIDENT: David Mastin, Durham                                                    



Shirley Bell, Kawartha Pine Ridge

Monica Rusnak, Ontario North East

OTF TABLE OFFICER: Nathan Core, Waterloo Region


Gail Bannister-Clarke, Peel

Gundi Barbour, Upper Grand

Amy Chevis, Simcoe County

Andrew Chittka, Bluewater

Juan (Yahya) Gairey, Peel

Shideh Houshmandi, Hamilton-Wentworth

Mario Spagnuolo, Greater Essex 

Julie Stanley, Bluewater

Sylvia van Campen, Upper Canada


ETFO represents 83,000 elementary public school teachers, occasional teachers and education professionals across the province. Its Building Better Schools education agenda can be viewed at

Media Contact: Carla Pereira, ETFO Media Relations, at 416-576-9074 or