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Irene Lanzinger, president of the British Columbia Teachers’ Federation, has been acclaimed for another one-year term as the head of the province’s 40,000 public school teachers. This will be Lanzinger’s third consecutive term.

Also elected by acclamation were current First Vice-President Susan Lambert (Burnaby) and Second Vice-President Jim Iker (Burns Lake), who will serve a third one-year term in these roles.

In her acceptance speech, Irene Lanzinger thanked BC’s teachers for once again expressing their confidence in her as their president and spokesperson.

“It is an honour to represent BC’s teachers,” Lanzinger said. “I am so proud of the work teachers do in the classroom every day and their commitment to public education in their communities.”

Five other teachers were elected to the BCTF Executive Committee as members-at-large: Glen Hansman (Vancouver Elementary), Christine Stewart (Vancouver Secondary), Teri Mooring (Quesnel), Jill McCaffery (Mount Arrowsmith), and Rick Guenther (Abbotsford).

They will join Michelle Davies (Kelowna), Fred Robertson (Vancouver Island North), and Robert Tarswell (Princeton) to comprise the 11-member Executive Committee.

Christine Stewart is the first Aboriginal teacher elected to the BCTF Executive Committee.

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For more information, contact Rich Overgaard, BCTF media relations officer, at 604-871-1881 (office) or 604-340-1959 (cell).

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