Meet the Team
Shelley L. Morse
Shelley was elected by acclamation as CTF/FCE President in July 2019 to a two-year term. In addition to her role as President, she is also Chair of the CTF/FCE Advisory Committee on Diversity and Human Rights.
As a member and former President and Vice-President of the Nova Scotia Teachers Union (NSTU), in 2018‑2019 Shelley served as a CTF/FCE Vice-President and Chair of the Advisory Committee on Diversity and Human Rights, and was also a Trust Fund Trustee. Prior to these roles, she undertook various leadership opportunities at both the CTF/FCE and the NSTU. Her extensive executive history at the CTF/FCE includes being an appointed NSTU delegate at several CTF/FCE AGMs and Chair of the CTF/FCE Advisory Committee on the Status of Women in 2014 and 2016. She was also a delegate at the 2015 and 2019 EI World Congresses.
Passionate about advocating for gender parity in Canada and around the world, Shelley attended the 2014 Education International (EI) World Women’s Conference in Ireland and the United Nations Commission for the Status of Women in New York twice.
Our Secretary General
Appointed Secretary General in January 2015, Cassandra started working at the CTF/FCE as a Program Officer in the International Program in 2003.
Cassie, as she is better known, began her career as a teacher in 1992. Teaching took her from her home province of Nova Scotia to the Northwest Territories, Nunavut, and, more recently, Tanzania; a teacher to the core, she will happily tell stories of wonderful experiences in each school she taught.
In addition to teaching, Cassie’s career in education has included a variety of leadership roles. Before joining the CTF/FCE staff, she served as the first full-time Professional Development Coordinator in Nunavut and was an English Language Arts Coordinator for both the Kivalliq School Division and the Nunavut Department of Education. She was twice elected President of the Kivalliq regional teachers’ association and also served on the central executive of both the Northwest Territories Teachers’ Association (NWTTA) and the founding executive of the Nunavut Teachers’ Association (NTA). She is a proud alumnus of the CTF/FCE’s Project Overseas program (1999 and 2002).