Lambton Kent Elementary Occasional Teachers

Karen Churcher


Karen has been your President since Sept. 2016 and on your Local Executive for the past 16 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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Janna Burgess

Vice President

Janna is a passionate person who has had the lifelong dream of being a teacher. She is very driven and caring. She has worked for LKDSB since 2006. She has had a variety of long-term positions and enjoys daily work.

Janna is a proud mother of one daughter.  In her spare time, she reads, geocaches, gardens, plays musical instruments and enjoys fitness.

Janna joined the union in September 2016.  She has taken the role of the Status of Women Chair.  Janna looks forward to working with the executive as well as all of our members.

Deb Dinning

Executive Member

Sarah Gordon


Sarah has been a member of the executive for 7 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.

Holger Peters


Holger is married to Carol.  He is a father of 3 beautiful daughters and is a grandpa to Miya.  

He is a retired teacher who taught Grades 6-8, Special Ed – Resource, Computer Studies and was a Librarian.  He was heavily involved in coaching, athletics and the Federation. 

Holger has a long history of involvement with Federation:   

1980 – 1990   School Steward, member of various committees

1990 – 1997   Local Treasurer for Lambton OPS

1998 – 2004   Local Treasurer for LKETFO

2009 – 2019   Local Treasurer for LKEOT

In his spare time, Holger loves to travel, is active in volleyball, tennis, biking and walking.

Helena Esteves

Executive Member

Mary Ellen Davison

Executive Member

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