May 31, 2018

Paul Wozney elected NSTU President

NSTU public school teachers, teachers working for the Atlantic Provinces Special Education Authority and Nova Scotia Community College faculty and professional support staff have elected Paul Wozney as the new president of the Nova Scotia Teachers Union.

He defeated Grant Frost in a second ballot election held today, Thursday, May 31 receiving 58 per cent of the vote.

Paul Wozney teaches at Charles P. Allen High School in Bedford and currently represents the Halifax County Local on the NSTU provincial executive. He taught in Montreal for 4 years, returning to Nova Scotia in 2002 to work as a substitute before earning his permanent status. He has worked at both junior and senior high levels and served as a mentor/support teacher within the Halifax Regional Centre of Education. He is happily married, raising three children who attend public school.

The first round of voting by the more than 10,000 members of the NSTU was conducted electronically Wednesday, May 23, but did not produce a winner. To become president of the NSTU, a candidate must win with a majority of votes (50 per cent + 1). Sixty-seven and one half per cent of NSTU’s membership participated in the electronic run-off vote held today.

Paul Wozney will assume office August 1, 2018, replacing Liette Doucet who has served as president since August 1, 2016.