Social Studies Teachers Association

About Us

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