Paul, Skrumeda Sawby Elected as Newest Members of STF Executive

October 23, 2020
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

As the 87th Annual Meeting of Council concluded in a precedent-setting virtual format, elections for the Executive of the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation were held with a pair of new female councillors elected to fill two vacancies.

Gwen Paul from Prairie Valley School Division will be joined by Laura Skrumeda Sawby from Chinook School Division, which means the 10-member Executive is now comprised equally of male and female educators from throughout the province.

Skrumeda Sawby’s successful bid means she will be joined by fellow Chinook teacher, Neal Boutin, who was up for re-election. The fourth member to emerge victorious was incumbent Vincent Mamer of Saskatoon, among the eight who had been nominated by colleagues.

The remainder of the Executive had all been elected to two-year terms at the 2019 Annual Meeting of Council and their respective terms will expire on June 30, 2021. They include President Patrick Maze from Regina, Vice-President Samantha Becotte from Lloydminster, Nathan Bromm and Karen Kennedy-Allin from South East Cornerstone, Benjamin Goby from Regina and Nadine Jennison from Horizon.