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Welcome to the Greater Essex County Occasional Teachers’ local website. We represent approximately 430 occasional teachers supporting over 20 000 students in the Greater Essex County District School Board. Our Occasional Teachers replace classroom teachers on a daily or long-term basis whenever a teacher is absent. As part of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario, your local negotiates your collective agreement, offers support and assistance in any disciplinary or grievance matters, offers professional learning and development, represents you on committees, and provides social events. Our goals are to provide professional growth through a climate of mutual respect, fairness, equal opportunity, collegiality, clarity of process and democracy. A strong union for teachers and education workers is vital to the quality of education in this province.

Contact Executive

To contact the President or Vice President, please click on one of the links below.

Heather Latam, she/her



Kim Blommaert, she/her

1st Vice President

Christopher Lamb, he/him

2nd Vice President




For general inquires or if you are unsure where your e-mail should be directed, click on the link below.

Member Information Update

To update your member information (name, address, phone, e-mail, etc) please email the President at the above link.