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Victoria-At the 99th BC Teachers' Federation Annual General Meeting, Jim Iker of the Burns Lake District Teachers' Union was re-elected for a third one-year term as President of the BC Teachers' Federation. In addition, First Vice-President Glen Hansman from Vancouver Elementary and Second Vice-President Teri Mooring from Quesnel were also re-elected to continue in their respective positions. 

"I am very grateful to BC teachers for all their support, commitment, and solidarity this past year," said Jim Iker. "It is an honour to lead this great union and be the spokesperson in our collective advocacy for better working and learning conditions across British Columbia. In the coming year, we will continue our push to ensure BC's public education system is properly funded so teachers and students have the support they need in our schools." 

Also elected to serve as Members-at-Large on the BCTF Executive Committee were:   

Mike Ball, Nanaimo
Gail Chaddock-Costello, Langley
Clint Johnston, Chilliwack
James Sanyshyn, Burnaby  
Paul Steer, Delta 

They join current Members-at-Large, Carole Gordon (Kelowna), Karen Langenmaier (Comox), and Norm Sabourin (Boundary).

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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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