Laura Chesnik has taught for 10 years at all levels from Junior Kindergarden to Grade 8. She currently teaches Grade 1 at Giles Campus French Immersion School with the Greater Essex County District School Board. She is a member of the Greater Essex Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario and union steward at her school.
Laura was born and raised in Windsor. While in high school she worked at the St. Cyril’s Slovak Centre, attending to weddings and other functions and also worked at Tim Hortons. She was the top wrestler for her weight class in Southwestern, Ontario.
Laura attended the University of Windsor (Bachelor of Arts 2004) and the University of Ottawa (Bachelor of Education 2007). At U of W Laura was elected Vice-President of University Affairs of the Students’ Alliance and student Senator to the University’s Senate. She played on the varsity rugby team.
To put herself through university and teacher’s college, Laura worked on the assembly line at Chrysler, at Nemak’s aluminum castings plant, at Met hospital and in Chrysler’s call centre. To finish paying off her student debt she taught university students in China.
She is an active member of the Windsor Peace Coalition and of the Marxist-Leninist Party of Canada. She has represented the MLPC in federal elections in Windsor-Tecumseh.
Laura is also the mother of Zoya aged 6, Polina aged 4 and Inaya who just turned 3.