The President of the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Sherri Brown as the federation’s new Director of Research and Professional Learning.
Dr. Brown will lead the CTF’s research and professional learning activities designed to positively influence decisions affecting the quality of publicly funded public education in Canada.
“Sherri’s experience, education and skills in strategic and policy research make her the ideal person for the position,” says CTF President H. Mark Ramsankar. “As a passionate advocate for public education, equity, inclusion, and supporting teacher activism and inquiry with research and evidence-based tools and resources, she will certainly advance the federation’s goals in terms of supporting a strong national teacher voice.”
Dr. Brown brings with her over 13 years of experience in building and supporting quality, rigorous, and nationally and internationally recognized social policy research, as well as in strategic advocacy and knowledge translation.
Before joining CTF as a researcher and policy analyst in September 2017, Dr. Brown was senior research analyst with the British Columbia Teachers’ Federation. Prior to that, she worked at Simon Fraser University as a lecturer and researcher with appointments in Departments of Labour Studies and Political Science with teaching specializations in social policy, Canadian labour markets, and history of disability policy and advocacy.
Dr. Brown holds a Ph.D. (Political Science) from McMaster University, a Master of Arts (M.A. Political Science) from the University of Calgary and a Bachelor of Arts (B.A. Political Science) from Concordia University.
Founded in 1920, the Canadian Teachers’ Federation is a non-profit organization and a national alliance of provincial and territorial Member organizations that represent over 238,000 teachers across Canada.
Spokesperson: CTF President H. Mark Ramsankar
Contact: Director of Communications Francine Filion, 613-688-4314 or ffili (@) ctf-fce.ca