The Quebec Provincial Association of Teachers (QPAT) is proud to announce the election by acclamation of Heidi Yetman as its new president. Heidi is the president of the Pearson Teachers Union (PTU), representing 1,700 teachers who work on the island of Montreal and in the Montérégie region. She is presently serving on the QPAT Executive Committee and is also Vice-President of the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF).
Heidi has Bachelors’ degrees in Science from the University of Manitoba and in Visual Arts from the Université Laval. She completed a Master’s degree in Art Education at Concordia University where her thesis focused on the intersection between educator, artist and activist. She taught high school science and visual arts for 23 years. During that period, she fulfilled the role of union delegate for more than 12 years and spent several years as an active member of PTU’s Executive Committee. Over the years, Heidi has always demonstrated a true commitment to unionism as well as to the promotion of quality public education and of equality.
As President of QPAT, representing teachers across Quebec, she hopes to continue her work fighting for quality public education and social justice, the valuing of the teaching profession and the improvement of the teachers’ working conditions.