Our Northern Spirit!


Teacher Contact:
Northern Spirit cannot use Peace Wapiti Email to contact our members. Therefore, we are collecting personal email addresses so that we can update members with important local information.
Please complete this form today!


Writing a letter to your MLA, a Minister and/or the Premier?

You can find their contact information here.
Tracy Allard, Grande Prairie
Hon. Travis Toews, Grande Prairie-Wapiti, Minister of Finance
Todd Loewen, Central Peace-Notley
Hon. Adriana LaGrange, Minister of Education
NDP Education Critic, Sarah Hoffman
Premier Jason Kenney


The ATA Specialist Councils are designed to support teachers in specific areas. Each ATA member receives one FREE membership to one council.

Please take advantage of this
free membership today!

Bargaining Unit General Meeting to vote on the recent Memorandum of Agreement is Wednesday, Oct. 21 @ 6PM via Zoom.
You must pre-register to attend the meeting -


 Please feel free to reach our with any questions or concerns.

President - Maria Murray, northernspiritpresident@gmail.com
Teacher Welfare Committee Chair - Lori Szmul, local6TWC@gmail.com
Teacher-Board Liaison & Vice-President - Melissa Putman, local6TBL@gmail.com
Professional Development Committee Chair - Susan Hauser, local6PD@gmail.com

Emergency Sub Plan information & template

Teacher Directed PD Grant - If you are looking for PD funds please complete this form and submit it to the Northern Spirit PD Rep at your school. The rep will bring the applications to the PD committee for approval. Please see your Northern Spirit PD Rep for more information.

The Provincial ATA has the Educational Trust grants (for conferences and post secondary and research) for members.

Northern Spirit also supports students!!
Student bursaries for Northern Spirit teachers' children attending post secondary or for PWPSD students going in to Education at an approved University.

If you need support for your Professional Growth Plan please consider using this online tool - https://abselfreflectiontool.com/. You need to create an account if you have never done that.

Finally, Northern Spirit Local 6 has a large collection of beautiful swan prints that have not been claimed by teachers who have retired. We are able to deliver some of them, but need help finding the following teachers or their families. If you know any of these teachers could you get them to email atalocal6@gmail.com so we can deliver to them. Thanks for your help!
  • Mickey Lanigan
  • Mark Erlendson
  • Ian Osborne
  • Ruth Hunter
  • Jim Venhola


Please join our Facebook group to stay informed about local news and events.

We are also on twitter @atalocal6 and youtube.