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Lambton Kent Elementary Occasional Teachers

Karen Churcher



Karen has been your President since Sept. 2016 and on your Local Executive for the past 20 years. Karen became a member of the Lambton Kent Elementary Occasional Teacher Local 2001. She is dedicated to this Local and will work hard for you as your President.  She is committed to working alongside members, dedicating her efforts to expanding and bringing awareness to the many issues that affect the Local’s membership. Karen is a Union Activist and is very involved at both the Local and Provincial levels. Karen works closely with the Executive team to help make the job of an Occasional Teacher safe, healthy, progressive and fulfilling. She would like to ensure Occasional Teachers are recognized for their contributions to the students they teach as well as to the teaching profession. Karen can often be heard breaking down the stigma of  "Just an OT".  She strongly supports that we are certified Teachers who hold a unique role and responsibility in the education system.

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Mary Ellen Davison

Vice President / Treasurer

In 2011, I became a member of Lambton Kent Occasional Teachers Local. During my early years, with guidance from several local members I began to gain a better understanding of our local. This led me to gradually become more involved and led to my first term in 2018-2020 school year. This experience provided me with an opportunity to become acquainted with the complexity and diversity of ETFO. During the COVID pandemic, I became your treasurer. Our past treasurer, Holger Peters was and continues to be a great help and resource as I navigated this role. In 2022, I began my second term as Treasurer and my first term as your Vice President. I have had the pleasure of serving on the Collective Bargaining Team during the 2019-2022 agreement and I look forward to working towards an agreement that supports our members this year. I am currently a Career Occasional Teacher. I enjoy the challenge, spontaneity and flexibility of being an Occasional Teacher. In my spare time, I enjoy visiting with family and friends throughout the province. During the summer, I can be found bicycling along the St. Clair River or at Rondeau Park or out looking for the next geocaching trail.

Deb Dinning

Executive Member

Sheri Henderson


Sarah Gordon

Executive Member

Sarah has been a member of the executive for 11 years.  She is a married mother of 2 boys and currently works as a daily occasional teacher. Sarah has attended numerous provincial ETFO events and is currently a member of a provincial standing committee creating a document on Student Mental Health. Sarah is an avid reader and enjoys cheering on her boys at their numerous sporting events.

Lisa Taylor-Figaro

Executive Member


This is Lisa's second term as a member of the LKEOT executive.  She is the mother to one teenage son and has been an Occasional Teacher in the LKDSB for the past 14 years.  She enjoys Occasional Teaching because it allows flexibility and the opportunity to work in many different school environments.  Lisa enjoys gardening, cooking and cheering on her son's baseball team in her spare time.

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