The RPSTA or Regina Public Schools Teacher Association is the local association for the teachers who are under contract with the Regina Public School Division. We are affiliated with the STF, Saskatchewan Teachers Federation.
The RPSTA is made up of Executive Councillors (including a President and Vice-President), Councillors, Committee members, Assembly Representatives and all other members at large.
Your 2019-20 Executive Councillors:
Jeff Perry, President (Until June 30, 2020)
Melissa Gerlach, VP (Until June 30, 2020)
Stephen Boutilier (Until June 30, 2020)
Tara Guest (Until June 30, 2020)
Barry Houlden (Until June 30, 2020)
Christopher Keyes (Until June 30, 2020)
Mike Markesteyn (until June 30, 2021)
Terri Pennington (until June 30, 2021)
Devon Peters (until June 30, 2021)
Gail Veikle (until June 30, 2021)
Your 2019-20 STF Councillors:
(All Councillor positions are 1 year terms) ** All Executive Councillors are also STF Councillors**
Your 2019-20 RPSTA Committees: Committees are an essential part of the RPSTA. 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 have any spare time in your busy teacher and home life to help.
WANT TO JOIN A COMMITTEE? Click here to download the form to express your interest in any of the committess listed below and send the form to firstname.lastname@example.org
MEMBER ENGAGEMENT SECTOR Member Engagement - Education - Chair: Stephen Boutiler - 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: Melissa Gerlach - 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: TBD - 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: Jeff Perry - 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: Jeff Perry
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. - CurrentLINC 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 LINC Liaison: Melissa Gerlach
Letter of Understanding on Pre-Kindergarten - Chair: Melissa Gerlach LINC Liaison: Melissa Gerlach
Letter of Understanding on Professional Development:Chair: Melissa Gerlach LINC Liaison: Melissa Gerlach
Internal Policy - Chair: Patrick Moore - Develops and recommends policies, procedures, and any Constitutional changes. Elections - Chair: Terri Pennington - 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: Mike Markesteyn
Procedural Advisory (Joint Committee with Division) - Chair: Jeff Perry - to review administrative procedures which directly affect teachers prior to approval by Trustees