A big thank you to the membership of D14 TBU for the honor they have bestowed upon me as President and as your official representative. I work tirelessly researching the issues and sharing information. I continue to listen and proudly provide leadership during the challenges we face together. I will continue to serve with transparency and excellence. We are always stronger, smarter, and more determined together. My involvement has long roots and my service has been on most committees and at all levels of the union. I particularly enjoy public speaking around the province on important topics such as Mental health, Workplace Violence, Sexual Harassment, and Equity
My name is Ellen Hinan and I am the Teacher Bargaining Unit First Vice-President. My portfolio includes helping members with benefits, short term sick leave, return-to-work planning, and long-term disability. I sit on TBU Council, Equity and Diversity, TBU & District Constitution, TBU & District Budget and Protective Services committees. I attend monthly Trustee meetings and participate as the OSSTF rep in the New Teacher Induction Program (NTIP) and EARS, a meeting of union leaders and KPRDSB senior Administration. While I assist all members in our bargaining unit with all aspects of health and wellness, I do have a family of schools I regularly support: BHS, Clarke, KCVI, PHHS, and the KPR board office. Provincially, I am a member of the Speaker’s Bank, chairing Provincial Council, AMPA, and AGMS around the province.
Ultimately, my role is to support you. Please do not hesitate to reach out.
My name is Darcy Wight and I am the Teacher Bargaining Unit Treasurer. I sit on TBU Council, Member engagement, Educational Services, and the TBU & District Budget committees. Provincially, I am a member of the Faculty of Education workgroup where I liaise with Trent Universities Faculty of Ed Students and Professors. I look forward to continuing to give my best to D14.
My name is Trish Bevan and I am the TBU Secretary, appointed in February 2019 and acclaimed to the position at the 2019 Annual General Meeting. I am pleased to serve as the executive Liaison of our Membership Engagement Committee this year in conjunction with Darcy Wight. I am a full-time teacher in the areas of Math and Art at Courtice Secondary School. I have served on our Protective Services Committee (PSC formally CBC) as a Branch rep for the last five years and chaired this committee for the TBU for the last two years. I have attended several Provincial conferences and meetings as a representative of D14. In my free time, I enjoy a stained glass and am an avid reader. If you have any ideas on how to mobilize members we are always pleased to hear suggestions.
I am a Mathematics and Computer Science teacher working proudly in the trenches at Kenner CVI along with the International Baccalaureate Program. I first got involved in the Union during the Political Action Days of 1997 when we were fighting Bill 160. Since then, I have worked on almost every committee at the local level starting with Equity and Diversity and Co-Chairing CPAC. I have held the elected positions of Branch President, 2nd TBU Vice President, and District Treasurer. I have been appointed for terms of the Provincial Finance Committee, Audit Committee, and Compensation Committee, as I am very keen to follow the money trail, starting from the union dues that are deducted from our paycheques. When I leave my work life behind, I geek out on International Relations and I have made an annual pilgrimage to teach English in Czechia.
I am very excited to work with D14 on the executive as the third vice-president. I have been involved in Branch executive for over a decade and provided support to countless members. I am well informed about current issues, have a deep understanding of our contract which will be an asset for these challenging times. When given a task, I follow through with excellent outcomes. As a former co-op teacher, I bring a wealth of knowledge about the community both north and south and understand the importance of connections and recognition of the contributions made by outside organizations as allies. My current role, as a guidance lead at Bowmanville High School, has allowed me to enhance my knowledge of our collective agreement, particularly around staffing. I look forward to the new challenge that awaits me in this new role and will work hard to represent the members of district 14.
My name is Kevin McFadden and I am the District Officer and Teacher Bargaining Unit Chief Negotiator. My portfolio includes helping members with staffing issues, working conditions as supported by the Collective Agreement (including Grievances), and ensuring health and safety conditions are in place. I sit at District Executive and Council, TBU Executive, and Council, Health & Safety Committee (including Joint Health and Safety with the Board), System Staffing, and the Protective Services Committee. The family of schools I regularly support are Adam Scott, Campbellford, Crestwood, East Northumberland, and Norwood. Provincially, I am a member of the Parliamentary and Constitution Council as well as being part of the Speaker’s Bank, chairing the Provincial Council and Annual General Meetings around the province.