caslt board 2020 sept CASLT Board, September 2020

The CASLT Board of Directors operates as a policy-setting body with overall responsibility for establishing the organization's strategic directions, public relations, member services, and financial goals. We endeavour to achieve a diversity of perspectives through board representation from across the second language education community, as well as broad geographical distribution. The Board also welcomes support from individuals who have an interest in promoting CASLT's goals for the good of Canadian society.

 

BLACKMORE Gillian

President

Gillian Blackmore
Program Specialist, French Programs
Newfoundland & Labrador English School District
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Carole Bonin

Vice-President

Carole Bonin
Curriculum Consultant for French, English Program
Manitoba Education and Training
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Joanne Robertson

Treasurer

Joanne Robertson
Director of Languages Education and Distributed/Summer Learning
North Vancouver School District
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SMITH Maureen

Secretary

Maureen Smith
FSL and CEFR Consultant
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Chantale Lafargue

Director at Large

Chantal Lafargue
Staff Officer – Communications
New Brunswick Teachers’ Association (NBTA)
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Yasmina Lemieux

Director at Large

Yasmina Lemieux
French Immersion Consultant, Student Achievement and Supports Branch
Ministry of Education Saskatchewan
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Katherine Mueller

Director at Large

Katherine Mueller
Sessional Instructor
Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary
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Openings on the CASLT Board of Directors

CASLT is seeking individuals who are passionate about second language education, who are recognized as current or future leaders in their field, and who have developed skills and experience in many of the following areas to join its Board of Directors.

  • National-level experience in the field of second language teaching and learning
  • Proven leadership capabilities
  • Understanding of issues and trends in language education
  • Experience in governance of an association, including setting policy, identifying and managing risk to the organization, and establishing strategic directions
  • Aptitude to work well as part of a team, to make evidence-based decisions, to contribute reasoned opinions, and to accept and support decisions reached by the Board
  • Experience and expertise in working with the broader educational communities, including teacher federations, faculties of education, ministries of education, governmental organizations, funding agencies, and/or school boards
  • Knowledge in the areas of funding diversification, professional learning, membership development, and/or research
  • Established connections with Indigenous language teaching communities and/or international language teaching communities
  • Energy, capacity, and willingness to commit time and expertise to serve on the Board, to serve on committees, to represent CASLT, and, as needed, to take on an executive role
  • Ability to serve for a minimum of one two-year term and a maximum of three two-year terms
  • Familiarity with CASLT’s mission, vision, and goals

Board members manage CASLT’s activities and affairs and are responsible for liaison work with partner associations. They are also expected to participate in three or four teleconferences/online meetings and to attend three or four face-to-face board meetings per year, including one Annual General Meeting in the fall. (If pandemic conditions persist, all board meetings will be held online. In this case, meetings will take place more frequently but will be of shorter duration.)

Board meetings are conducted in both French and English. Board members must have Canadian citizenship or permanent residency and be able to function in both official languages. The ability to communicate in other languages is an asset.

Express Your Interest in Joining CASLT’s Board of Directors

Please complete and email the Expression of Interest Form and the supporting documentation to the nominating committee at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by April 23, 2021. Any questions can be directed to the same email address.

Past-Presidents

2017–2019 Janice Aubry
2015–2017 Jim Murphy
2013–2015 Caroline Turnbull
2011–2013 Michael Salvatori
2009–2011 Valerie Pike
2007–2009 John Erskine
2005–2007 Miles Turnbull
2003–2005 Carolyn King
2001–2003 Susan Forward
1999–2001 Helen Coltrinari
1998–1999 Jim Howden
1997–1998 Eleanor Morris
1996–1997 Bev Anderson
1995–1996 Nancy Pynch-Worthylake
1993–1995 Debbie Pineau
1992–1993 Jean-Pierre Flament
1991–1992 Denise Bourassa
1990–1991 Lilly Borges Oldham
1989–1990 Joyce Fewer
1988–1989 Florence Wilton
1987–1988 Ihor Kruk
1986–1987 Stan Frey
1984–1986 Don Mazerolle
1984 Françoise Drouin
1983–1984 Carmella Howhy
1982–1983 Claudine Courtel-Wroblenska
1981–1982 Caterina Sotiriadis
1980–1981 Jacqueline Guyette
1979–1980 Joyce Booth
1978–1979 Barry Lydon
1977–1978 Heike Sasaki
1976–1977 G. Robert McConnell
1975–1976 Sister Eileen Sesk
1974–1975 James Jones
1973–1974 Sydney Ferguson
1972–1973 Louis Julé
1970–1972 Robert R. Roy

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