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ETFO members elect provincial Executive for 2023-2025

August 16, 2023

Close to 700 delegates to the Annual Meeting of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) elected their provincial Executive for 2023-2025. 


PRESIDENT: Karen Brown, Elementary Teachers of Toronto Local*


FIRST VICE-PRESIDENT: David Mastin, Durham Teacher Local



Shirley Bell, Kawartha Pine Ridge Teacher Local*

Gundi Barbour, Upper Grand Teacher Local



Nathan Core, Waterloo Region Occasional Teacher Local*



Tamara DuFour, Hamilton-Wentworth DECE Local

Mary Fowler, Durham Teacher Local

Juan-Yahya Gairey, Peel Teacher Local 

Shideh Houshmandi, Hamilton-Wentworth Teacher Local

Carolyn Proulx-Wootton, Grand Erie Teacher Local

Mario Spagnuolo, Greater Essex County Teacher Local 

Mike Thomas, Thames Valley Teacher Local

Sylvia van Campen, Upper Canada Occasional Teacher Local

Jenn Wallage, Waterloo Region DECE Local




ETFO represents approximately 83,000 members, including public elementary teachers, occasional teachers, designated early childhood educators, education support personnel, and professional support personnel. Visit