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Nadeau taught Grades 4 to 8 in Sudbury elementary schools then taught mathematics and French to Grade 9 and 10 students at Collège Sacré-Cur. In 1986, she moved to École secondaire catholique l'Héritage to teach French and guidance, assuming a position as head of guidance the following year. Since 2000, she has been responding to Ministry of Education reform initiatives and overseeing special projects for the Conseil scolaire de district catholique du Nouvel-Ontario.
Nadeau answered a College advertisement that appeared in Professionally Speaking and on the web site for a replacement for Archambault, who had been acclaimed in the last election. Council adopted the Nomination Committee's recommendation that Nadeau serve on Council for the duration of the term ending in April 2003.
For years, Gifford was involved in teacher federation activities as a site and health and safety representative. She currently works as a resource teacher, computer site administrator and teacher designate at St. Daniel Catholic School in Ottawa.
"I'm a strong advocate for teachers and I respect new ideas, different points of view and checks and balances," Gifford says. Gifford finished second in the 2000 Council election in the English-Language Roman Catholic Elementary category and assumed the Council position in September following the resignation of Mark Lefebvre.
Demers has served as a member of her parish board, the board of directors at Network North, the board for the Association of Volunteers of the Hôpital régional de Sudbury Regional Hospital, as a representative for the Association des enseignantes et des enseignants franco-ontariens (AEFO), and as a volunteer with the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Cancer Society, and the United Way.
She was appointed to Council in September by the provincial government as a replacement for Samy Appadurai. "I know first-hand that teaching today is a physically and emotionally demanding profession," Demers says. "There is no questioning the valuable, lifetime influence that a truly good and devoted teacher can have on a student-and the opposite is also true."
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