NSTU President - Liette Doucet

Liette Doucet took office as the 44th president of the Nova Scotia Teachers Union on August 1, 2016; becoming the sixth president of the over 10,300 member organization to be elected by universal suffrage. She is the eighth woman to hold the post in the NSTU’s 121-year history.

Doucet has been a teacher for 26 years and holds a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education from Saint Mary’s University, an Associate in Education from the Nova Scotia Teachers College and two Master’s of Education from Mount Saint Vincent University, one in science and one in technology.

A senior elementary teacher, she has been a teacher with the Halifax Regional School Board, most recently as a Grade 6 teacher at Fairview Heights Elementary School. She has also taught at Springvale Elementary School, St. Patrick's-Alexandra and LeMarchant-St. Thomas.

Doucet served as the Halifax City Local’s president for 10 years, from 2004 to 2011 and from 2013 to 2016. She has volunteered with the NSTU at the Local, regional and provincial level. This includes chairing the Halifax Regional Representative Council for six years, the Halifax Regional School Board/NSTU Article 60 committee for four years, and the Regional Negotiating Committee for three terms, and serving on the Classroom Climate Committee (Article 63), Professional Committee and regional job security committee.

Doucet is also the only child of a former president of the NSTU to become president of her union. Her father, Harold Doucette, was president from 1980-84. She is a proud soccer mom to her 15- year old son, Cameron, and in addition to teaching and her work as an NSTU leader she is an artist, a photographer and enjoys growing her own food. 

Currently she sits on the CTF Board of Directors and represents the Union as a member of the Council of Atlantic Provinces Teacher Organizations (CAPTO).

The Nova Scotia Teachers Union represents more than 10,000 public school teachers, teachers who work for the Atlantic Provinces Special Education Authority, and Community College faculty and professional support staff. Since 1895, this organization has worked to improve the quality of public education in Nova Scotia.

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Contact Information:

Nova Scotia Teachers Union 3106 Joseph Howe Drive Halifax, Nova Scotia B3L 4L7

Phone: 902-477-5621 or 1-800-565-6788

email: president@nstu.ca