Certified to teach in Ontario: 2000
Current employment: Teacher
Employer: Halton Catholic District School Board
|M.Sc. in Education
|D’Youville College, New York
Full-time teacher with the Halton Catholic DSB since 2000:
- Grades 1, 4, 5 and 6
- Junior division special program team leader for 12 years
- PD and school-staffing board committees member
- Board leadership program participant
- AQ Specialists in Primary Education, Religious Education and Special Education
- Principal’s Qualification Program, Parts I and II
OECTA involvement since 2000 has allowed for teacher advocacy and opportunities to learn about and hold various roles:
- Currently second vice-president of Halton elementary executive;
- Previously staff rep, councillor and first vice-president;
- Provincial committees include political action, Catholic education, chair of elementary schools for 2016–17;
- Chair of political action and collective bargaining committees
- Member of legislation, human rights, status of women and collective bargaining committees;
- Foundational leadership program; and
- AGM and OFL delegate.
The College is the governing body for all teachers and is responsible for setting and upholding standards. A teacher’s responsibility is to ensure that all students learn and get the education they deserve. It is vital that the College and teachers work together to support and strengthen the profession while keeping the best interest of the students and the public in mind.
During my 18 years of teaching, I have been very involved in my school community, board and union. I have spent many years as a Junior division special program team leader and led professional activity days, workshops and meetings. In my school community, I have been the teacher lead for student council, EcoSchools and green team, talent show, coached teams and served as the pastoral animator. I have been a part of many committees, including school improvement planning, scheduling, faith day and safe schools.
Since I began teaching, I have been involved with OECTA, first as a staff rep, then as a counsellor, second and first vice-president on the unit executive. I have served on many local and provincial committees such as political action, elementary schools, Catholic education, collective bargaining, legislation, human rights and status of women. Being a part of the union and advocating for teachers is very important to me. An active member of the Oakville District Labour Council, I attended the Ontario Federation of Labour’s biennial convention in November 2017.
I am a big believer in professional development; taking board and OECTA leadership programs have really helped me gain knowledge and insight into our profession. Completing the Principal’s Qualification Program, Parts I and II has helped me be a better listener and leader. Marking EQAO taught me more about teacher moderation and using exemplars. Every opportunity is a learning opportunity, and I look forward to any future opportunities I may have.
Eligible nominators (Registration)
- Kim Carnelos, OCT (472942)
- Laura Clark, OCT (419345)
- Jennifer De Meo, OCT (631472)
- Kim Grenier, OCT (215082)
- Nicole Khalaf, OCT (275531)
- Victoria Lipinski, OCT (614281)
- Roberta Maggio, OCT (483938)
- Kim Sas, OCT (442092)
- Susanne Scozzaro, OCT (469949)
- Vendy Volak, OCT (432877)
1. Alicia Nunn attests that she is eligible and willing to be nominated, meets all the requirements to run for the English-Language Roman Catholic Board – Elementary position and to serve on Council, confirms that all information provided is accurate and agrees to the publication of this information (in response to questions 1, 2, 3, 6 and 7 of the Candidate Statement part of her Nomination).
2. Alicia Nunn does not hold an excluded position that would prevent her from serving on Council (in response to question 4 of the Candidate Statement part of her Nomination).
3. Alicia Nunn acknowledges that, if elected, she will be required to swear an oath or make an affirmation to serve in the public interest prior to assuming a Council position (in response to question 5 of the Candidate Statement part of her Nomination).