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Cheryl Woolnough

Teacher - B.A., B.Ed., OCT
Cheryl Woolnough has been teaching for several years around the world. She has taught in the UK, the Caribbean, Asia, and now here in Canada with the Peel District School Board. She has taught several grades and secured leadership positions including her current role as a Behaviour Itinerant Teacher.
Cheryl's current position is out of the Board office, working in a triad with two teaching assistants where she builds capacity at a variety of schools to support staff, students and parents around classroom management, mental health, social-emotional learning and academic achievement. She firmly believes that collaborative and invested effort, aligned with equity and inclusion, will enhance student success.
Outside of her work hours, Cheryl is supporting a high school boys group as a teacher-mentor within the school board. Cheryl also collaborates with Peel Staff on two committees - PAACE (Peel Association of Afro-Canadian Educators) and AREC (The Union's Anti-Racism and Equity Committee). She also provides professional and social-emotional development for parents, students and staff, via workshops and presentations. In addition to this, Cheryl is a frequent book reviewer for the Ontario College of Teachers. More recently, Cheryl joined the Ontario Alliance of Black School Educators (ONABSE) where she is an active and enthusiastic member.
Cheryl is passionate about the success of all students in her care, especially, Black and Indigenous students. She is an advocate and passionate supporter, firmly believing that all children can succeed with time, care, patience and programming. Each day, Cheryl constantly strives to build the learning capacity of both her colleagues and students.