“Education can lead students down different paths; we open doors and provide them with ideas and options on which paths they pursue.”
Evelyn Myskiw is a longstanding Trustee whose years of experience with and passion for the Seven Oaks community are illustrated in every challenge she undertakes.
Evelyn brings unique perspectives on education issues from both inside and outside the classroom, as well as from inside and outside the Seven Oaks School Division itself.
Some 34 years as an educator in the Winnipeg One School Division provided her with unique insights on issues relating to bullying, First Nations education services, special needs learning and many other challenges facing today’s teachers, students and families. Evelyn developed unique, child-specific approaches for to addressing these challenges and uses those experiences to inform her decisions, causes and leadership as a Trustee.
Evelyn became a Seven Oaks Trustee while still working in Winnipeg One (this was allowed because she lived within the Seven Oaks community but worked elsewhere) and used her experiences with educational programming at work in other divisions to suggest changes that would have a direct impact on Seven Oaks teachers and students.
Evelyn has since retired from the Winnipeg School Division, but that hasn’t lessened her involvement with education. As an SOSD Trustee, she sits on numerous committees, advocates for adult and continuing education, encourages increased after-school activities for youth and supports innovative programming that provides different avenues for learning (including Wayfinders, Cooperative Vocational Education (CVE) programs and the Seven Oaks Met School).
Evelyn also works tirelessly within her community, volunteering with the Heart and Stroke Association of Manitoba, West St. Paul Community Centre and Citizens on Patrol, and sits on the Bursary Committee of the West St. Paul Lion’s Club.
Throughout it all, she’s been encouraged and supported by her husband, her two children and her three grandchildren… and of course, by the people who she represents on the Board.