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Section I: Introduction

NLTA Mission Statement
We dedicate ourselves to the professional excellence and personal well-being of teachers, through support, advocacy, educational leadership and the development and delivery of outstanding programs and services. 

Although the responsibility for professional learning for teachers rests with many educational agencies, it is one of the cornerstones of the Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers’ Association. While the NLTA is involved in professional learning at the regional, provincial and national level, some of the most effective professional learning activities are those that are planned and directed by Special Interest Councils.

The Special Interest Council structure of the Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers’ Association represents the many disciplines and interests of education and has been in operation since 1969. The councils contribute greatly to the professional learning of many teachers in our province. Their programs reflect the latest innovations and methodologies in teacher practices, and they serve as a vital link for teachers in a particular area of interest.