The Social Studies Teachers Association (SSTA) of Nova Scotia is a professional association of the Nova Scotia Teachers Union, with over 300 members from across the province. We are dedicated to professional development and member outreach for Social Studies and related subject teachers, grades primary to 12.

The SSTA executive committee is responsible for supporting members, promoting professional activities and teacher development, and planning our popular annual conference every October. 

The Nova Scotia Social Studies Teachers Association

Executive Directory 2017-2018


Name Email



Maureen McNamara

Riverview High School

Vice President &

Conference Co-chair

Stephen Hare

Madeline Symonds Middle School


Amanda Patterson

Sir John A Macdonald High


Leedi Penny

Dr. John Hugh Gillis Regional

Past President& Governance

Conference Co-chair

Wendy Driscoll

Communications & Webmaster

Melissa Shaw

Citadel High School

Conference Co-chair/Advisor

Susan Aliphat

Awards Chair c/o Amanda Patterson

Member at large/Advisor

Turk MacDonald

Citadel High

Members at Large

Sasha Hayward-Isaac

East Hants Rural High

Bernard LeBlanc

Richmond Education Centre and Academy

Dean Marchand


St. Andrews Consolidated

Paul Brown

East Antigonish Education Centre and Academy

Coralie Cameron