August 15, 2017
The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) has presented Peel occasional teacher Lucy Wolverton with its 2017 Outstanding Role Model for Women Award for her work in mentoring other women to take on financial responsibilities within her local.
The award is presented to an ETFO female member who has been an outstanding role model for women during the previous school year.
Lucy has been employed by the local school board for over 50 years. A member of the Peel Occasional Teacher Local, she has served on the local Executive since 2003 as second and first vice-presidents as well as treasurer for the last eight years.
Handling the financial affairs of her local, which owns its own condo unit, is no small task. This past year, Lucy reached out to women members to consider taking over the Treasurer position and provided training as well. During her term, Lucy also shared ideas with other local treasurers about creating budgets and dealing with the finances of a local union.
“With the utmost professionalism, Lucy has given a tremendous number of years of service to her local,” said ETFO President Sam Hammond. “Equally important, she has empowered other women to take on local leadership roles, which is an important and ongoing goal of our Federation.”
ETFO is committed to building better schools. Its Building Better Schools education agenda can be viewed at buildingbetterschools.ca. The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario represents 78,000 elementary public school teachers, occasional teachers and education professionals across the province.