NTA Mission Statement


The Nunavut Teachers’ Association is dedicated to advocating for teacher well-being, professional growth, and culturally relevant public education.


It’s with great pleasure that I address you as I move into my fourth and final year as your President. I would like to thank all of the members who have supported me over the past three years. It’s certainly been an honor serving you.


I would like to welcome back all returning teachers and send a special welcome to new NTA members. I, along with the NTA team, look forward to working on your behalf. For new Nunavut teachers, I hope that the Nunavut Teacher Induction Program was a very useful tool and that it will make the transition to your new school and community a smooth one.


The NTA has a number of teams in place to serve you. We have a well-trained professional office staff, an elected Territorial Executive, elected Regional Executives and elected members at the school level who work to support you with the NTA initiatives.


The NTA office staff includes:


Terry Young, President

Emile Hatch, Executive Director  

Brian Barry, NTA Executive Assistant, PD Funds Administrator

Heather Campbell, Member Services Administrator

Shannon Hessian, Professional Improvement Coordinator

Jeff Avery, Professional Improvement Coordinator

Vacant, NTA Conference Coordinator


The NTA Territorial Executive Members are as follows:


NTA Territorial Executive:

President                              Terry Young

Vice President                     Jim Kreuger

Secretary-Treasurer           John Fanjoy

Inuit Member-at-Large       Becky Tootoo



Regional Presidents:


Kitikmeot                  Richard Kurtz

Kivalliq                      Julia MacPherson

Qikiqtani North       Jay McKechnie

Qikiqtani Central     Joey Rhodes

Qikiqtani South        Ed Flynn


In addition to the Regional Presidents, we have other elected members in all five regions. All territorial and regional executives are listed in the NTA Strategic Plan document that will be placed in your mailboxes in the fall.


The best connection that the NTA has to its members is through the School Reps, PD Liaisons and the Regional Executives. At the school level, we depend on each School Rep, PD Liaison and the Regional Executives to keep members informed of NTA business and PD initiatives on ongoing issues/initiatives. We will be offering training for all of our elected officials in each of three regions in the fall.


I look forward to my continued work with the Central Executive and the Central Council. The Central Executive includes the members of the Territorial Executive and the President of each of the five NTA regions. NTA Central Council includes the members of the Central Executive and all of the remaining elected Regional Executive members. The NTA Central Council is the governing body of the NTA and will meet face-to-face at our Annual Meeting of Central Council (AMCC) in April 2017 in Iqaluit.


I would like to remind all members to use good judgment and to always follow the NTA Code of Ethics when working with students and colleagues. Over the past years we have had teachers accused of wrongdoings.


I also encourage you to regularly check your messages in your NTA email account. We will do our best to keep you informed of ongoing items through this email address.


The NTA looks forward to serving you in 2016-2017. I hope that you have a successful school year.



Terry Young

NTA President