Front Line Stories
Every day, teachers and education workers walk into publicly-funded schools and classrooms across Ontario. But how much do we really know about the work they do, the challenges they face and the passion and positivity with which they care out their work. Listen in as host Stephen Hurley engages in compelling conversations with members of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation, an organization that represents over 70 000 educators, education workers and others who keep our schools running each and every day.


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Nick Spence is the Head Custodian at Mary Honeywell Elementary School in the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board. In this conversation, we find out about the importance and depth of the work he does, a great “light bulb” moment, the myth of the…

Andrew Wachner is a science teacher and department head at a secondary school in Belleville, Ontario. In this conversation, we discuss some of his high point stories, his reasons for standing up for public education, and a shout out to the support…

Nanci Henderson is head of special education at Elmira District Secondary School in the Waterloo Region District School Board. Even educators will be amazed at the depth of service that Nanci and her team provide to some 260 students at her school….