Our Northern Spirit!


Take a stand with us—tell the government to put children first in our public education system



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!


Important Links:

Teachers' Convention

Current Collective Agreement


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!




Link to the conference - Beginning Teachers Conference 

Beginning Teachers Conference  Expenses Information

Do you have a student teacher? 

Trisha Paetsch, the Edmonton Area Field Experience Committee (EAFEC) rep for Northern

Spirit, would love to hear your feedback. She uses this feedback to share with universities

to help them improve their programming.



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

President - Debbie Harris, northernspiritpresident@gmail.com
Teacher Welfare Committee Chair - Randy Nagel, local6TWC@gmail.com
Teacher-Board Liaison & Vice-President - Melissa Putman, local6TBL@gmail.com
Professional Development Committee Chair - Susan Hauser, local6PD@gmail.com
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.

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