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.