Re-Imagine Education – Take the Survey!

The deadline for the online Re-Imagine Education Survey is January 1st.   The Staff and Community feedback gathered at a number of schools and communities provides invaluable information and insight!

PSTA says thank you to Michelle Dament for her many years of service as PSTA treasurer.  Her dedication and hard work has not gone unnoticed and we wish her well!  We welcome Jen Green to the position of PSTA treasurer.

Thanks to those who participated in the letter writing campaign to the Honourable Gordon Wyant, Minister of Education for the Province of Saskatchewan!  Teacher voices are powerful when communicating the challenges we face in our classroom.

Re-Imagine Education is in full swing!

The PSTA had the opportunity to initiate a discussion about the future of education in Saskatchewan by facilitating two break out sessions encouraging participants to Re-Imagine Education.  The Growing Together Conference was held at Martensville HS on October 20th. The conference was a chance for SCCs, Parents and Schools to come together to engage in education-related discussions.

What is Re-Imagine Education?

Re-Imagine Education is a bold initiative asking us to challenge our views of what education looks like today and what it could look like in the future. This initiative will clarify the issues facing education today, imagine what the future might look like and plan how to make the vision a reality.

Education is vital to the future of our province. It affects everything and everyone. The decisions we make about education today will change the way we experience tomorrow. We want to hear from you about building classrooms that meet current and future needs.

NEW COUNCILLOR IN PSTA!

Gina Smith was elected to fulfill the position of Councillor in the PSTA! Gina began her teaching career in Northwest School Division in 2008 and was an active member of the North West Teachers’ Association.  Gina also taught in Shellbrook and was an active PAATA member and now is teaching in Borden.

Welcome Gina!

Nominations are open for the position of PSTA Councillor

Prairie Spirit Teachers’ Association
Elections

STF Councillor Vacancy 

STF Councillors sit on the PSTA Executive and represent teachers within the STF. They also attend annual meetings of Council where they learn about educational issues in Saskatchewan, elect the STF Executive, and discuss and debate resolutions to guide the Federation.

Nominations are now open – an election will be held on October 16th at the Representative Assembly.  PSTA members are invited to submit nominations to fill a councillor vacancy on the current PSTA Executive. The term will be from Oct 16, 2018-June 30, 2019.

Please use this nomination form below and forward completed nominations to Returning Officer Mark Perry(mark.perry@spiritsd.ca) – cc PSTA President Brian Knowles. (brian.knowles@spiritsd.ca)

PSTA Nomination Form for 2018-2019 – councillor vacancy

Candidates for the position of PSTA Councillor

Gina Smith

 

Dustin Chahley

Nominations Open for PSTA Councillor

STF Councillors sit on the PSTA Executive and represent teachers within the STF. They also attend annual meetings of Council where they learn about educational issues in Saskatchewan, elect the STF Executive, and discuss and debate resolutions to guide the Federation.

Nominations are now open – an election will be held on October 16th at the Representative Assembly.  PSTA members are invited to submit nominations to fill a Councillor vacancy on the current PSTA Executive. The term will be from Oct 16, 2018-June 30, 2019.

GO TO the ELECTIONS TAB to find the PSTA Nomination form and biographies for the candidates to date,  Gina Smith and Dustin Chahley.

Welcome Back

Welcome back to another school year in Prairie Spirit! Here are a few updates you might want to know:

  • In order to reduce the number of meetings for SSLs, we are coordinating our first representative assembly to coincide with the STF SSL Forum in October. Consequently, we are still waiting to confirm that date, but we will let SSLs know asap.
  • We have a vacant councillor position. A call for nominations will be made shortly.
  • The PSTA Executive is meeting with the Honourable Gord Wyant on Sept 20th.
  • SPDU is hosting an Adaptive Schools Seminar in 2019. adaptive_schools_foundation_flyer

2018-2019 PSTA Election Results

Thank you and congratulations to everyone who has been elected/acclaimed to serve on the PSTA Executive and standing committees!

Also, thank you to those currently serving on the PSTA Executive and standing committees who will not be returning next year. Your contributions to the teachers of Prairie Spirit are greatly appreciated!

The following position has been elected by a vote of the Representative Assembly:

Vice-President/STF Councillor: Sherry Nadeau (Osler School)

The following positions have been appointed by acclamation:

STF Councillors

  • Jason Brose (Colonsay School)
  • Janet Grant (Osler School)
  • Deanna Koroluk (Warman Community Middle School)
  • Amy Orth (Lake Vista)
  • Jill Paulsen (Lake Vista)
  • Cary Pepper-Martens (Dalmeny High School)
  • Mark Perry (Warman High School)
  • Chad Williams (Clavet Composite School)
  • Scott Woods-Fehr (Warman Middle School)
  • VACANT

As per Section 12.2.4 of the PSTA Constitution, the Executive will call for an election to fill the STF Councillor vacancy.

Local Implementation and Negotiation Committee (LINC)

  • Zlatan Cilimdzic (Rosthern Elementary)
  • Brenda Epp (Rosthern High School)
  • Kirsten Tucker (South Corman Park School)
  • JoAnne Lapierre (Waldheim School)
  • VACANT
  • VACANT

PD Committee

  • Kirsten Dyck (Dalmeny High School)
  • Carmen Kingsbury (Valley Manor)
  • Marcy Racicot (Valley Manor)
  • Chad Williams (Clavet Composite School)
  • Heather Wolfe (Traditions Elementary School)

Communications Committee

  • VACANT
  • VACANT
  • VACANT

As per Section 12.2.3 of the PSTA Constitution the Executive shall appoint members to fill vacancies on LINC and the Communications Committee.