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 Patrick Steeves and I am your TBU Secretary. I have served on our Protective Services Committee, entering my fourth year and my second as the Protective Services Secretary. In the past year I also served as a member of the TBU bargaining team. This year I will be the executive Liaison for the Health and Safety Committee and attending a virtual conference highlighting LTD training. I have enjoyed 23 years in this board, all at Adam Scott CVI teaching math, occasionally moonlighting as a correspondence marker and an elearning teacher as well. Looking forward to meeting you.
My name is Chris Clarke and I proudly sit on the D14 TBU executive as 2nd Vice President. This position will allow me to further my advocacy for member protection and rights within our school board. I also continue to sit as the Health and Safety Officer for the TBU, as well as attending Joint Health and Safety meetings on a regular basis along with Kevin McFadden. I will also be taking on chairing the Political Action Committee for the coming year. My biggest concern day to day is that TBU members be treated predictably and with dignity - and I am always available if any member feels as if they need assistance. I am stationed at CCSS in the English department, and serve as the school's PSC rep.
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.
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.