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Nicola Powadiuk, OCT

Nicola Powadiuk
  • Registration: 488168
  • Southeast Region Part-time/Full-time

Certified to teach in Ontario: 2005

Current employment: Occasional teacher

Employer: Ottawa-Carleton District School Board

Professional qualifications





University of Victoria
Western University
University of Ottawa

Required biography

Career includes:

  • 2002–2004: ESL teacher, Okinawa, Japan
  • 2004: program co-ordinator, Revelstoke English Language School, B.C.
  • 2005: ESL teacher, Taipei, Taiwan;
  • 2005–2007: kindergarten teacher, Peel DSB
  • 2007–2009: occasional teacher (OT), Ottawa-Carleton DSB
  • OT while completing M.Ed. at the University of Ottawa
  • 2009–2016: Grade 3 and 4 homeroom teacher, Elmwood, an independent IB school
  • 2017–present: OT, Ottawa-Carleton DSB

An active member of ETFO, whose summer institute has enriched professional development at key career junctures. As an OT for the Ottawa-Carleton DSB, is presently an active member of Ottawa-Carleton Elementary Occasional Teachers’ Association, whose community and support are commendable. The leadership that the federations and unions bring to the College and the profession is highly valued.

Professional dedication and a desire to cultivate community and engagement among teachers motivates running for Council election. The College’s transparency and professionalism are admirable and successfully uphold the Standards of Practice for the Teaching Profession and the Ethical Standards for the Teaching Profession. It would be an honour to contribute to the discussions and actions that facilitate the protection and supervision of the profession through a commitment to serving and protecting the public interest while supporting and empowering teachers.

Optional biography

I have 15 years of diverse and enriching teaching experience. Teaching assignments in two public boards, an independent IB school and overseas have each instilled a unique and well-rounded perspective on education. A lifelong learner, I believe professional development is paramount. At the onset of my career, I focused on curriculum-based PD as well as teaching strategies and resources that would empower me to reach each student.

Additional Qualifications include Special Education, Part I and English as a Second Language, Part I. While teaching at an independent IB school, I became a certified IB teacher. My ability to foster student learning and achievement was enhanced by the international perspective, inquiry and character-focused program that IB provides. As I began transitioning back to the public system, I shifted my PD focus to Google Apps for Education (GAFE) and have become a Google Certified Educator Level 1. This designation has opened a whole new dimension to my pedagogy and approach to technology.

Last year, I focused my Principal’s Qualification, Part I practicum on GAFE and the cultivation of technology-rich lead learning communities. The Principal’s Qualification, Part II gave me, a new understanding and respect for board policies and procedures, as well as the invaluable role played by governing bodies such as the College. My personal and professional goal is to use my experiences and skills, as well as my passion for education, to serve our profession and the public interest.

Eligible nominators (Registration)

  1. Aimee Barber, OCT (464668)
  2. Paul Compton, OCT (437660)
  3. Carmelina Falcucci, OCT (474162)
  4. Francisco Alvarez Hudon, OCT (643529)
  5. Jessica Kight, OCT (530206)
  6. Scott Macklin, OCT (283789)
  7. Kaitlyn McGuire, OCT (656002)
  8. Riaz Mohammed, OCT (180350)
  9. Lorne Ogilvie, OCT (436849)
  10. Danielle Perreault (Whalen), OCT (434489)
  11. Lisa Piers, OCT (417562)
  12. Shelley Smith, OCT (419650)
  13. Virginia Strachan, OCT (487608)
  14. Dina Talhouk, OCT (489476)

Required statement

1. Nicola Powadiuk attests that she is eligible and willing to be nominated, meets all the requirements to run for the Southeast Region – Part-Time/Full-Time position and to serve on Council, confirms that all information provided is accurate and agrees to the publication of this information (in response to questions 1, 2, 3, 6 and 7 of the Candidate Statement part of her Nomination).

2. Nicola Powadiuk does not hold an excluded position that would prevent her from serving on Council (in response to question 4 of the Candidate Statement part of her Nomination).

3. Nicola Powadiuk acknowledges that, if elected, she will be required to swear an oath or make an affirmation to serve in the public interest prior to assuming a Council position (in response to question 5 of the Candidate Statement part of her Nomination).

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