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Henderson to receive honorary membership

May 15, 2018 ATA News Staff
Carol Henderson, ATA former president

Former ATA president Carol Henderson will receive the Alberta Teachers’Association’s most prestigious award, honorary membership, at the Annual Representative Assembly in Calgary during the May long weekend.

Honorary membership is reserved for members or other persons who have given meritorious service to the teaching profession or to the advancement of education.

A dedicated elementary school teacher for 36 years, Henderson taught in both Saskatchewan and Alberta. She spent the majority of her career with Foothills School Division, where she began in 1977.

In 2009 Henderson was elected president of the Association. Prior to that, she served two terms as vice-president and five terms as district representative for Calgary District. While serving in those capacities on Provincial Executive Council, she chaired the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) Committee, Resolutions Committee, Curriculum Committee, Public Education Committee, Review of Summer Conference Committee and the Membership Eligibility Board. She also served as a member of the Finance Committee, the Education Accountability Committee and the Strategic Planning Group.

Henderson stepped down as president at the end of her second term,

in 2013, and was past president until the end of the 2016/17 school year. While in the position, she represented the Association on the CTF board of directors and was the PEC liaison to the Mathematics Council.

In July 2017, she received a CTF Special Recognition Award.

The presentation of honorary membership to Henderson will take place the evening of May 19, during a banquet to celebrate the Association’s 100th anniversary. ❚

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