HALIFAX – Adrien Amirault is coming home to become the executive director of the Nova Scotia Teachers Union.
Amirault, who was a teacher and administrator at several Amherst schools, has been with the Northwest Territories Teachers’ Association since 2012, holding the organization’s top post since January 2017.
He becomes the new executive director of the NSTU on Sept. 1.
“I’m really looking forward to getting back to the union that’s always been supportive of me and my career. I’m really excited about it,” Amirault said in a news release. “I am looking forward to working, in partnership with the elected members, as well as the staff of the NSTU in serving Nova Scotia teachers in the work we do.”
Amirault is a music teacher by training and has served in classroom and administrative roles, primarily with the Chignecto Central Regional School Board.
He was an active member of the NSTU in a number of roles including vice president of communications for the Cumberland Local as well as serving on NSTU’s Insurance Trustees, supporting active and retired members with their health, insurance and wellness benefits.
Amirault has a bachelor of music education from Acadia University and a master of education from Mount Saint Vincent University.
He replaces current executive director, Joan Ling who is retiring at the end of July.
Amirault was also a member of Amherst town council in the mid-1990s.