Mike Foulds is the 73rd President of the Ontario Teachers’ Federation (OTF).
Mike graduated from Laurentian University with a bachelor’s degree in history and ethics in 1998. He has taught with the Bluewater District School Board in the secondary system since 2001. He teaches in some of the same schools that he attended as a student. Mike is a coach of high school athletics and community-based teams. In 2015, he received the prestigious Loran Teachers Building Leaders Award from the Loran Scholars Foundation. He feels his greatest accomplishment, though, is his family of three children, whom he raises with his wife Erin in the scenic city of Owen Sound.
Mike has been an active member of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) since 2004 in a number of roles, both locally and provincially. He has served on the OTF Board of Governors since 2009.
Mike believes that Ontario’s publicly funded education system is one of the best in the world, because of the professionals who work in the system, keeping our schools clean, integrating our students into inclusive classrooms, managing safe arrival and attendance protocols, networking within our schools, and delivering curriculum.
OTF has an important role to play in our education system, by providing a unified voice for these professionals, by providing the highest quality professional development to them, and by safeguarding the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (OTPP).