ᐅᕙᖓ ᐃᒪ ᐸᐅᓗᓯ. ᐅᖅᓱᖅᑑᕐᒥᐅᑕᔅᓴᔭᐅᔪᖓ. ᐱᒋᐊᓚᐅᕐᓯᒪᔪᖓ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔮᓐᓂ ᐅᓪᓘᑉ ᐃᓚᐃᓐᓇᖓᓂ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᓕᕆᔨᓪᓗᐊᑕᐅᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐅᓪᓘᑉ ᐃᓚᐃᓐᓇᖓᓂ ᓄᓇᖃᖅᑳᖅᑐᓂᑦ ᐱᒋᐊᕐᕕᖓᓂ ᐃᓕᓴᐃᔨᐅᓂᕐᒥᒃ 1995ᖑᑎᓪᓗᒍ.
ᐊᒥᓲᙱᑦᑐᓂᑦ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᓂᑦ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᓕᕆᔨᓪᓗᐊᑕᐅᔪᔪᖓ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕆᐊᓯᓚᐅᕐᓇᖓ ᖁᕝᕙᓯᓐᓂᕐᓴᒥᒃ ᐃᓕᓴᐃᔨᐅᓂᕐᒥᒃ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᓂᕐᒥᒃ. ᐱᔭᕇᕐᓯᔪᔪᖓ ᓄᓇᕗᑦ ᐃᓕᓴᐃᔨᔅᓴᐅᓂᕐᒥᒃ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᓂᕐᒥᒃ 2012ᖑᑎᓪᓗᒍ. ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᑎᑦᑎᔪᔪᖓ ᐊᑕᐅᓯᕐᒥᒃ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᒥᒃ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᓕᕆᔨᓪᓗᐊᑕᐅᓂᕐᒥᒃ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᑎᑦᑎᕕᒻᒥ ᐃᓕᓴᐃᔨᕈᓚᐅᕐᓇᖓ ᓱᓕ. ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔮᖅᑖᔪᔪᖓ ᐊᐅᓚᑦᑎᔾᔪᑎᓂᑦ ᕿᕿᖅᑕᖅ ᐃᓕᓴᕕᒻᒥ ᐅᖅᓱᖅᑑᕐᒥ 2017ᖑᑎᓪᓗᒍ. ᑭᖑᓂᐊᒍᑦ ᓱᕈᓯᕐᓄᑦ ᐃᓕᓴᕕᒻᒧᑦ ᐊᐅᓪᓛᔪᔪᖓ 2019ᒥ ᐃᓕᓴᕕᒻᒥ ᐊᖏᔪᖅᑳᖑᓂᕐᒧᑦ. ᒫᓐᓇ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔮᖃᖅᑐᖓ ᐃᓄᓐᓄᑦ ᐃᓚᒋᔭᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᑐᑭᒧᐊᑦᑎᑦᑎᔨᐅᓂᕐᒥᒃ ᑎᒥᖃᑎᒌᖏᓐᓂ ᓄᓇᕗᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᑎᑦᓯᔨᖏᓐᓄᑦ. ᐱᕈᕐᓯᒪᔪᖓ ᐊᖏᕐᕋᓐᓂ ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᓪᓚᑦᑖᖑᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᑕᐃᒫᒃ ᑕᒪᓐᓇ ᐅᕙᓐᓄᑦ ᓇᒻᒥᓂᖅ ᐱᒋᐊᕈᑎᒋᔪᓐᓇᕐᓯᒪᔭᕋ ᐊᓯᓐᓄᑦ ᐃᓄᓐᓄᑦ ᐃᓕᓴᐃᔾᔪᑎᒋᔪᒪᓪᓗᒍ ᐃᓄᒃᑐᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕈᒪᓂᕐᒥᒃ ᐃᓕᖅᑯᓯᑦᑎᓐᓂᒃ ᑕᐃᒫᒃ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔭᕈᑎᒋᔪᒪᓯᒪᕙᕋ ᑎᒥᖃᑎᒌᖏᓐᓂᑦ ᓂᐱᒋᔭᐅᖃᑦᑕᕐᓂᐊᕋᒪ ᐃᓅᖃᑎᑦᑎᓐᓄᑦ.
My name is Emma Pauloosie. I am from Gjoa Haven. I started my career as a half time Language Specialist and half time Aboriginal head start teacher starting in 1995.
I spent a few years as a Language Specialist before I moved on to get my B.Ed. I graduated N.T.E.P. in 2012. I taught for one year as a language specialist before moving on to a classroom teacher. I took on the role as administrativeat Qiqirtaq Ilihaqvik in Gjoa Haven in 2017. Later move to the elementary school in 2019 as a principal. Currently in a role as Inuit Member Services Coordinator with the NTA.
I grew up in a home where Inuktitut is the first language so it came naturally to me to want to influence other Inuit to be fluent in Inuktut and learn about our Culture as Inuit which is probably why I had an interest in working for the NTA to advocate for our people.
Craig began his career in education as a middle school generalist at Attagoyuk Ilisavik in Pangnirtung before moving to Inuksuk High School in Iqaluit where he was a high school Social Studies and Humanities teacher, eventually transitioning into school administration. In addition to secondments served with the NTA in the roles of Professional Development Coordinator and Professional Development Conference Coordinator, Craig has maintained steady involvement with the Association throughout his career in the roles of PD Liaison; Member-at-Large and Vice President of Central Qikiqtani Regional Executive; member of the Public Relations Committee; member of the Collective Bargaining Team; and as the NTA Secretary Treasurer. Working closely with PD Liaisons and the Professional Development Council, Craig leverages his years of experience in Nunavut to support NTA members engaging in meaningful and relevant teacher-driven professional development.
Teaching at Quluaq School in Clyde River for several years before moving to Iqaluit for stints at both Aqsarniit and Inuksuk Schools, Brian brings an important vantage point to the Association. His expertise focuses on the financial aspects of the Nunavut Teachers’ Association and is crucial to the work of the Finance Committee.
John began his teaching career at Nasivvik High School in Mittimatalik before moving to Aqsarniit Middle School in Iqaluit. His has served in the roles of Communications Liaison, PD Liaison, PDC Representative as well as holding positions on regional executive. Additionally, John served as NTA Secretary Treasurer, Chair of Finance and Legislative committees, Chair of the Collective Bargaining Team, and most recently NTA President.
Beginning at Jimmy Hikok Ilihakvik in Kugluktuk, Justin has held various teaching and administrative roles in the Kitikmeot and subsequently Kivalliq regions when he moved to Baker Lake. Justin has served in the roles PD and Communications Liaison as well as holding the position of Kivalliq North Vice President and serving on the most recent Collective Bargaining Team.
Patricia began at Inuujaq School in Arctic Bay and continued her career in various communities in the Qiqiktani. She has served as PD and Communications Liaisons as well as on regional and territorial conference steering committees. Patricia served on the Collective Bargaining Team, Status of Women, Curriculum Support, and Safe Schools/Anti-Violence, and committees, as well as holding positions on Qikiqtani North and South Regional Executives.
Building upon roles in Nanook, Joamie, and Aqsarniit Schools, Shannon brings a wealth of knowledge serving as Professional Development Coordinator. Reflecting on practice, Shannon is dedicated facilitating professional growth, and teacher driven professional development as she works closely with PD Liaisons, and the Professional Development Council.
Sonja began teaching in Iqaluit before serving as principal of Joamie School for 8 years. Holding roles such as Communications Liaison, Sonja also served on joint GN-NTA Safe Schools/Anti-Violence committee and as the representative for the Canadian Association of Principals where she brings her expertise as an Administrator, and knowledge of factors influencing education.