A big shout-out to the Union Reps in our schools!  As a union representative you play a critical role at worksites ensuring that provisions in our Collective Agreement are protected and our members’ voices are heard and respected. We deeply appreciate all that you do for staff at your school. 

STA members, please send an appreciation message about the ways you appreciate your Health & Safety Rep, Pro-D Rep, and/or Staff Rep(s) to communications@surreyteachers.org and we will enter both your names into a draw for a reward every week for the month of June.  

This week’s winners are Lance McFall and Kalie Fehlauer from James Ardiel Elementary! 

Here are the Shout Outs for this past week:  

Shout Out from Daljeet Rama at Mary Jane Shannon Elementary 

With this year being the most ‘regular’ year since covid, there are many questions and meetings about procedures to answer. I want to give shout out to Shuiab Yunush at MJS for his ongoing efforts to always get answers for our staff. He spends afterschool, evening and weekends getting information for the teachers at MJS. He communicates messages in a timely manner. Above all, he handles the Staff Communication meetings like a true professional. THANK YOU FOR BEING OUR SCHOOL’S STA REP. This is an important job, and we are lucky to have you in this role! 

Shout Out from Joanne Johnson at Invergarry Adult Education Centre 

Many, many thanks to our two staff reps, Michelle Bertrand and Miles Reid, at Invergarry Adult Education Centre.  Your dedicated hard work to get our concerns voiced and heard has been second to none! 

Shout Out from Grace Gihm at Semiahmoo Secondary 

This is a shoutout to our fellow teacher Melody Ross for always keeping us in the loop! Thanks for all the STA Connection emails, Melody!! 

Shout Out from Lance McFall at James Ardiel Elementary 

I’ve been an STA Rep at James Ardiel this year and I’d like to extend a special thank you to Kalie Fehlauer, our Pro-D rep, Alex Heistad, our Health & Safety rep, Emily Axenty, our Staff Committee Chair, and Kuldip Sahota, our Social Justice Rep.  The STA members have shown dedication and commitment to the hard work of their various roles representing our union.  Please include their names for the weekly draws for the month of June. 

Shout Out from Judy Harms at McLeod Road Elementary 

Thank you to our Pro-D Rep, Sherry Starr! It takes a lot of selflessness to volunteer! 

Shout Out from Susan Soo at Chantrell Creek Elementary 

Thank you to Pro-D Rep Kim Chapman (Lewis) and Health & Safety Rep Michelle DeJager. 

Shout Out from Kamneev Singh at Fleetwood Park Secondary 

I’d like to nominate Pam Reynolds as Pro-D Rep and Brett Salary as Staff Rep for working incredibly hard on our behalf at Fleetwood Park Secondary. 

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