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The newly elected President of the Yukon Teachers Association sees violence in schools as the biggest issue facing teachers.
Jill Mason, who is currently the vice-principal at Elijah Smith Elementary in Whitehorse will take over in August from longtime president Katherine Mackwood.
Mason says more attention needs to be paid to the issue, noting everyone wants to work out the problem.
"The issues in my opinion, are getting a little bit worse." said Mason. "I really think we need to work with the department to try to find ways of dealing with those so our members are not injured."
Mason also sees member wellness, achieving a home-work life balance, and housing as other issues facing...Read More