There will be a changing of the guard for the Quesnel District Teachers Association.
After five years, Lisa Kishkan is stepping aside as of June 30th, to make way for Dawn Rodger.
In looking back, Kishkan says the highlight for her was their win in Supreme Court to restore class size and class composition language in their collective agreement.
As for the low point, she says that’s an easy one as well…
“I would say that strike was not a high point in my career. The strike was really, really difficult. It was really hard to watch the strain and the burden that that placed on teachers being out of their classrooms, not to mention the financial strain.”
Kishkan says she is looking forward to getting back into the classroom with students but says she did enjoy her time as President…
“I have really loved the privilege of working for teachers. I think teaching is a really honourable profession and i am really proud to be a member of that profession. And to work for the people who make such a difference for kids every day has been a real, again another real high point, but i am really, really looking forward to being back in the classroom with children.”
Dawn Rodger was acclaimed as the new President.
She was the Vice President.