Elyse Vezina Teacher B.A., B.ed. Post-Baccalaureate in guidance/Indigenous Studies

Winnipeg, Manitoba

Elyse Vezina

208-1794 Henderson Highway, Winnipeg Manitoba R2G 3V3

(Home) 204-803-8045, [email protected]


Teacher and Social Services Worker

Certified teacher; teaching students in an inclusive, positive and healthy classroom environment from kindergarten to grade 12, in all subject areas.  Experienced support worker/counselor in the social services field. Worked within the counseling field: on both an individual and multi person basis with children and teens.  Successfully graduated from the University of Winnipeg with my B.A. and B.Ed. degrees, experienced in teaching all age groups and utilizing a variety of planning and assessment methods.  Completed my Post-Baccalaureate of Education with a focus on Indigenous culture; a strong understanding of writing and implementing behavioural intervention plans (B.I.P) and individualized education plans (I.E.P) and applying differentiated instruction in the classroom to aid students in their variety of learning styles.  Experienced in working with in the social services field in a variety of support work and counseling positions, working with at risk youth.  Supervising individual and larger groups of youth; demonstrating strong organizational skills, independent decision making, the importance of values/culture and diverse family/social situations.



Certifications and Education

Bachelor of Arts Degree: Major- Indigenous History, Minor- English

University of Winnipeg, April 2011

Bachelor of Education Degree

University of Winnipeg, June 2013

Post-Baccalaureate of Education

University of Winnipeg, December 2015




Employment Experience

Pregnancy and Family Support Services Inc. – Childcare Worker (Sept. 2008 – Jan. 2009)

Drake Meddox – Support Worker (April. 2010 – Aug. 2010)

Ka Ni Kichiak – Support Worker/Counselor (July. 2010 – Aug. 2012)

Winnipeg Child and Family Services – Youth Support Worker (Aug. 2010 -Mar. 2012)

Behavioural Health Foundation – Addictions Worker (May. 2013 – Nov. 2013)

River Elm School – Student teaching (Blocks 1 and 2)

Arthur Day Middle School – Student Teaching (Blocks 3 and 4), also worked as intern to supervising teacher

Aboriginal Community Campus – Student Guidance Counselor (June 2014 – present)

Red River College – Instructor (November 2014 – Feb 2016)

Elwick Community School – Grade 7/8 Teacher (May 2015 – June 2015)

H.C. Avery Middle School – Grade 8 Teacher (March 2016 – March 2017)

Winnipeg School Division and Seven Oaks School Division – Substitute Teacher (September 2017 – June 2018)



Other Credentials

Capable of successfully teaching all subject areas within the Manitoba curriculum.

Strong knowledge and application of counseling techniques for children and youth.  Knowledge of record keeping and legal/ethical codes of conduct in regards to counseling.

Strong knowledge of: Methods of assessment, Intervention strategies for academic improvement, Academic resources for students, Indigenous culture and history, student funding (loans, bursaries, student aid and band funding).

Successfully able to develop and implement Behavioural Intervention Plans (B.I.P) and Individualized Education Plans (I.E.P).

Experience providing counseling and advising in the areas of mental, emotional and academic progress.

Fluent in the usage of Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook and database application).

Current CPR/first aid

Non-violent crisis intervention

Current criminal background check

Current child abuse registry check




Relevant Interests

Incorporating Indigenous teachings and lessons where ever possible in the classroom.

Working with people in all areas of life.

Helping students reach their academic, emotional, social and mental goals.

Applying positive methods of assessment to ensure student progress.

Counseling people in all areas of their life in which they may require help to reach their goals.

Student advocacy; utilizing available resources and support to aid students in their academic and employment careers.

Applying my knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal culture and history as a tool for guidance.







April Krahn

Assistant Superintendent of Indigenous Learning

Frontier School Division

[email protected]


Suzanne Martin

University of Winnipeg



Melanie Dean

Indigenous Leadership Institute




Bryan Goods

Supervising Teacher

H.C. Avery Middle School



Kristie Moroz

Mentoring Teacher

H.C. Avery Middle School



Tracy Brant

Interim Director of Aboriginal Services

Red River College