Staff

ATA Local 55 Office Staff: 

Click on the email addresses at the footer of the page to contact Local 55 staff.

President – Mario Vergara

Mario was elected for a two-year term as President for Local 55 in May of 2019.

Executive Assistant – Mike McFarland

If you call into the office with concerns about the collective agreement, instructional hours, assigned time, or conflict resolution in your school, you will be speaking with Mike.

Administrative Assistant – Diane Terry

Please contact Diane regarding the following:
Professional Growth Subsidy  (PGS), Professional Improvement Fund (PIF), Maternity Seminar Registrations,  Nominations and Elections (Committee and Executive) and Release time requests.

Committee contact for Constitution and Advisory

Administrative Assistant – Wendy Neufeld

Please contact Wendy regarding the following:
To update your personal information including school location with the Local, Hospitality Mass requests (on the appropriate form), Pre-Retirement Seminar Registrations, Registrations for New Teachers Orientation, New Teachers Induction and Retirement Recognition Banquet, Scholarship Submissions, Art Contest Submissions  and Website news and updates.

Committee Contact for: Council of School Representatives (CSR), DEHR Committee, Social Committee, Charities Committee, TWC / NSC Committee, Political Engagement Committee, Professional Development Committee, Professional Recognition Committee and Status of Women Committee.

Administrative Assistant – Varsha Prabhakaran

Please contact Varsha regarding the following:
Accounts Payable & Receivable/Finance, Reimbursements for World Teacher Day and Guest Teacher Appreciation Week.

Committee Contact for: Policy and Resolutions Committee and ARA.