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NSTU appoints new Executive Director

  • October 20, 2020
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October 20, 2020

NSTU appoints new Executive Director

After an extensive and careful search process, Steve Brooks has been named as the Executive Director of the NSTU, effective February 1, 2021.

“I look forward to joining the NSTU and working with the team to help facilitate positive change in the Nova Scotia public education system while ensuring the needs of members are met in an ongoing and timely manner,” says Brooks. “Although these are uncertain times, I’m excited to embark on this new challenge.”

Since 2008, Brooks has worked for the Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers’ Association (NLTA) where he began as Administrative Officer in Programs and Services before being appointed Assistant Executive Director. Since 2016, he has been the Executive Director of the NLTA.

A former district leader, school administrator and teacher, Brooks holds a Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from Memorial University as well as a Bachelor of Education (High School Social Studies and Religious Studies), and a Bachelor of Arts (Political Science). He also has a Certificate in Industrial Relations from Queens University and has completed numerous training programs including Labour Relations Foundations, Negotiation Skills, and Dispute Resolution.

The Nova Scotia Teachers Union represents approximately 9,000 teachers and educational specialists along with teachers who work for the Atlantic Provinces Special Education Authority (APSEA) in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. Since 1895, it has worked to improve the quality of public education for children and youth in Nova Scotia, while promoting and advancing the teaching profession.