Officials with the provincial teachers’ union have confirmed they will be on the lookout for a new president in the months ahead.

Current two-term Alberta Teachers’ Association head Carol Henderson has made it clear she will not continue on in the top job — health reasons were the primary reason given by spokesperson Laura Harris Tuesday morning.

Henderson does hope to stay involved in the organization in some capacity, Harris said.

Henderson has been outspoken in recent weeks as three-way talks on a new teacher contract between the ATA, province and Alberta School Boards Association broke down.

Bargaining has now shifted to the local level.

Henderson could not immediately be reached for comment Tuesday morning.

Current ATA vice-president Mark Ramsankar and Calgary district representative Jenny Regal will contend to replace Henderson, Harris said.

An election will be held March 20 and the new president will officially take over July 1.

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