“I feel education is a continuing process of learning, physically, mentally and even spiritually; it is part of the mantle of life.”
Cory Juan is proud to wear the Trustee title and embraces her role as an advocate, looking for positive ways to influence educational programming. Cory began her career as an educator in the Philippines, where she taught elementary school for 10 years.
She continued her own education when she and her family immigrated to Canada in 1974, earning her Bachelor of Education and Post Baccalaureate Studies from the University of Manitoba. She then spent 25 years as a classroom teacher and administrator in the Winnipeg School Division. Cory also spent time in Seven Oaks as a guidance counsellor and resource teacher at Arthur E. Wright Community School.
Cory’s knowledge of school issues, teacher practices and classroom management and curriculum allows her to share a unique viewpoint with her fellow Trustees.. She is a member of various committee
such as: SOTA Negotiation, SOTA Joint Advisory and Educational Leave Committee.
She has seen how new programs are introduced and evolved to best serve the needs of students in the 21st century learning. Cory also knows how the educational system can use multimedia, performing arts, technology , innovative programs and cultural and Aboriginal studies to broaden the bigger picture.
Cory is the Vice-President of the Manitoba School Board Association with 6000 or more student population, having previously served as MSBA Director of Region 5. She is also a Director of the Seven Oaks Educational Foundation.
Cory’s passion is not exclusive to education. She is always looking for other ways to get involved in the things that are important to her and her community.
She also volunteers with CESO (Canadian Executive Overseas Organization), is the founder of Volunteers without Borders and facilitates Marriage Preparation Seminars at St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church and Baptismal Preparation at St. Anthony of Padua Church.
Cory always finds time to give back something to the Seven Oaks community and facilitates a free guided exercise for seniors and adult citizens at the Garden City Shopping mall.
She has served as President and advisor for the Manitoba Association of Filipino Teachers Incorporated Timpuyog ti Ilocano ditoy Manitoba, San Agustin Isabela Association of Manitoba and Isabela Association of Manitoba.
Among her greatest accomplishments, of course, is her family. She has two children and two grandchildren. Their support has allowed her to give back to the community as a friend, neighbour and a proud representative.