Sherry Freund - Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation District 24 Waterloo president
Sherry Freund is the new leader of OSSTF in Waterloo Region. A former drama, English and history teacher at Bluevale Collegiate, Freund was elected by 94.8 per cent to the two-year post.
She represents 2,000 high school and occasional teachers with the Waterloo Region District School Board.
Freund said she decided to run because after being on the union executive for years she was familiar with the operations of the federation. But more importantly, Freund said she wants this year to be one of the public understanding what teachers do each day in the classroom.
"There is a calmness and regular stuff is up and running," she said. "Everyone is ready for for a year in the classroom and getting to the end of the contract."