Julie Pauletig new Head of Ontario Teachers Federation

Julie Pauletig (BEd '86) was elected the 70th president of the Ontario Teachers Federation (OTF) in August 2013. Julie was a daily occasional teacher with the Thunder Bay Catholic District School Board before becoming an elementary school teacher with the York Catholic District School Board in 1986. As a first year teacher, Julie took on the role of teacher advocate and became involved with the Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA) local level as a collective bargaining team member. In her new role as OTF president, Julie explains, "Maintaining a strong fully funded pension plan for retirees and contributing plan members is OTF's main priority."