Executive Committee and Local 38 Staff

Executive Committee

Stephani Clements
President
President@ata38.ab.ca 
 
  Caitlin MacDermott
Vice-President 
Sandi Nichol
Vice-President
 
  Joe Madsen
Treasurer 
Bob Cocking
Past President
 
Gurmit Bhachu
Chair - Communications Committee 
Mari-Jane Eagleson
Chair - Political Action Committee
Sophie Chen
Chair - Professional Development Committee
Andrew Finlay
Chair - Teacher Welfare Committee
 
Nedra Dreyer
Elementary Member Representative
David Ellen
Elementary Member Representative
 
Janet Strilchuk
Junior High Member Representative
Alicia Taylor
Senior High Member Representative
 
Vacant
Professional System Support Member Representative
Chantal Malette
Principal Member Representative
Derrick White
Substitute Teacher Member Representative
 
  Kathy Hoehn
District Representative - Calgary City
Kevin Kempt
District Representative - Calgary City
 
  Darren Moroz
District Representative - Calgary City

 

Office Staff

Kent Kinsman
Executive Staff Officer
kent.kinsman@ata38.ab.ca

  • Provides advice and assistance to individual members, groups, committees, and the President
  • Provides advice, assistance, and interpretation of the Collective Agreement (including grievance process) and to the ARA delegation on Provincial Policies and Governance
  • Advises Executive regarding emerging trends, issues and needs of teachers
  • Liaises with Provincial Association and the Calgary Board of Education
  • Establishes operating procedures
  • Serves as a resource and non-voting member of the Executive Committee, Council of School Representatives, Health and Wellness Committee, ATA/ CBE Liaison Committee, and Sick Leave Committee, Substitute Teachers’ Group and Table Officers
  • Serves as a researcher, resource, and non-voting general secretary for the Teacher Welfare Committee, Negotiating Sub-Committee, and Collective Agreement Committee
  • Presents Maternity Leave Workshop/Sessions
  • Provides advice and assistance to individual members, groups, committees, and the President
  • Provides advice, assistance, and interpretation of the Collective Agreement (including grievance process) and to the ARA delegation on Provincial Policies and Governance
    Advises Executive regarding emerging trends, issues and needs of teachers
  • Liaises with Provincial Association and the Calgary Board of Education
  • Establishes operating procedures
  • Serves as a resource and non-voting member of the Executive Committee, Council of School Representatives, Annual Representative Assembly Committee, Communications Committee, Political Action Committee, Constitutional Interpretation and Review Committee, Chief’s Meeting, Union Groups and Table Officers
  • Serves as a researcher, resource, and non-voting general secretary for the Strategic Planning and Resource Committee (SPARC), Resolutions Committee (secretary), Joint Occupational Health & Safety Committee, and Member Emergency Assistance Fund Committee
  • Manages the website, social media, and visual identity of the local
  • Monitors the Education Research Presentation Grants
  • Presents Maternity Leave Workshop/Sessions 
Dan Nelles
Executive Staff Officer
dan.nelles@ata38.ab.ca 
Myra Hoffman
Administrative Assistant/Office Coordinator
myra.hoffman@ata38.ab.ca 
  • Liaises with the building management, IT, and telecommunications companies and handles the day-to-day general operations, including OH&S
  • Responsible for the sourcing and procuring office supplies, furniture, fixtures, assists with asset management and service agreements
  • Coordinates the Annual Representative Assembly delegate selection, document preparation, pre-meeting organization and submission of documents to Provincial
  • Supports the ARA, Hospitality, Strategic Planning and Resource, and Women in Leadership Committees
  • Organizes the ATA/CBE Trustees Dinner, New Horizons Banquet, New Principals’ Dinner, New Teachers' Orientation, New Teachers’ Induction, and Summer Conference 
  • Assists with CSR Orientation and General Meetings
  • Liaises with the Calgary Board of Education
  • Manages the Local’s general office inbox
  • Responsible for all of the Accounting/Finance functions for the local
  • Inservice’s and educates the Treasurer on the finances of the local 
  • Manages all aspects (assisting teachers, receiving applications, and approving authorizations as per guidelines) of the Staff Development Fund
  • Maintains data base of eligibility and approved funding
  • Disburses funds following receipt of expenses
  • Prepares reports relating to Staff Development Fund and Local Financials (monthly statements, annual budget, and year-end audits)
  • Serves on Finance and Staff Development Advisory Committee as a non-voting member and secretary
  • Manages and processes grant-in-aid, donations, scholarships, MEAF and payroll (salary, benefits, pension, CRA)
Suzette LaSalle
Business Manager/Staff Development Fund Administrator
SDF@ata38.ab.ca 
Tarra Munro
Administrative Assistant/Receptionist
reception@ata38.ab.ca
  • Responsible for all reception duties
  • Schedules meeting facilities
  • Organizes the Council of School Representatives elections and maintains all CSR lists
  • Supports the Communications, Learner Diversity and Equity, Political Action, Professional Development, Scholarship Committees, and the Substitute Teachers' Group 
  • Assists PD Committee with workshop registrations
  • Assists with material distribution and preparation for the CSR and General Meetings
  • Receives and processes scholarship applications
  • Organizes the Retirement Seminar 
  • Acts as recording secretary and prepares agendas, minutes, and materials for Executive, CSR, and General meetings
  • Organizes the Executive Retreat
  • Coordinates Executive and Committee elections with the Chief Returning Officer
  • Supports the Constitutional Interpretation & Review, Resolutions, Teacher Welfare, Working Conditions Committees, and the Negotiating Subcommittee
  • Liaises with the Provincial Association
  • Maintains records of Local Resolutions, Policies, Frames of References, Collective Agreement, and Constitutions
  • Responsible for updating and maintaining the local website
  • Updates the committee lists and the Local 38 Policy Handbook
 
Arden Neustaedter
Administrative Assistant/Recording Secretary
secretary@ata38.ab.ca