Committees are an essential part of your Association. Many members think they have to be an Assembly Representative, Councillor, or Executive member to take part. This is not the case, and the RPSTA truly appreciates any time you might have to devote to its committees. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you can help, or have an interest in any of our committees. We would be happy to discuss how we can make it work with your busy teacher and home life.
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Your 2020-21 RPSTA Committees:
MEMBER ENGAGEMENT SECTOR Member Engagement - Education - Chair: Tara Guest - Develop strategies to educate and engage RPSTA members about their local association and its offerings.
Member Engagement - Receptions and Social Events - Chair: Jacqui Wiens - Plan all social and special events held by the association (ex. curling bonspeil, annual BBQ, New Teacher Welcome, etc)
Reception - Superannuates - Chair: Jacqui Wiens - Plan the annual reception for the teachers superannuating that school year
Teacher Workload Review: (Joint Committee with Division) - Chair: Barry Houlden - Engage in a collaborative problem solving approach to engage teachers at the school level to identify and address issues that result in school improvements with respect to teacher workload. The committee will review procedures, best practices, programming, and other factors that contribute to intensification.
PROFESSIONALISM AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SECTOR
Convention (Joint-Committee with RCSTA) - Chairs: Jeff Perry (RPSTA) and Debbie Ward (RCSTA) - plans the annual Teacher Convention
Professional Growth and Learning Opportunities (PGLOC) - Chair: vacant - examines the needs and wants of teachers in the area of Professional Development. It may plan events or make recommendations to the Association
Professional Development Advisory (Joint Committee with the Division) - Chair: vacant - makes recommendations to the School Division Director concerning the approximate percentage allocation of the Professional Development fund
Board of Review: Professional Related Experience (Joint Division with the Division) - Chair: Melissa Gerlach
Communications and Social Media - Chair: Tara Guest - Responsible for the RPSTA website, social media sites and other technological functions of the organization
Advocacy and Public Relations - Chair: Stephen Boutilier - Plan, promote and publicize events, activities and issues that support teachers and the teaching profession
LOCAL IMPLEMENTATION & NEGOTIATION COMMITTEE (LINC)
Local Implementation & Negotiation Committee (LINC): - Chair: Melissa Gerlach - responsible for negotiating a Local Agreement with the Division. - Current LINC Bargaining Team: Jeff Perry, Terry Zeller, Melissa Gerlach, Patrick Moore, Tim Vanderhooft, Wendy Lazarou, Chris Keyes
LINC Advisory - Chair: Melissa Gerlach - works with the LINC Table Officers to develop any surveys, advise Table officers in setting the asking package and communicate information on teacher needs, issues or concerns. Letter of Understanding On Substitute Teachers - Chair: Jeff Perry/Melissa Gerlach
Letter of Understanding on Pre-Kindergarten - Chair: Jeff Perry LINC Liaison: Melissa Gerlach
Letter of Understanding on Professional Development:Chair: Jeff Perry LINC Liaison: Melissa Gerlach
Internal Policy - Chair: Devon Peters - Develops and recommends policies, procedures, and any Constitutional changes. Elections - Chair: Tara Guest - Oversees election needs of the RPSTA, including the election of Councillors, Executive, the Vice-President, and the President.
Resolutions - Chair: Mike Markesteyn - assists in the development, writing and submission of resolutions to STF Spring Council
Grievance (Joint Committee with Division) - limit of 3 individuals LINC Chair: Melissa Gerlach
School Year Calendar (Joint Committee with Division - limit of 3 individuals) - Chair: Terri Pennington
Procedural Advisory (Joint Committee with Division) - Chair: Melissa Gerlach - to review administrative procedures which directly affect teachers prior to approval by Trustees