Sherry Peden

35 Years in Teaching, Counselling and in Administrative Roles within the Public and Post-Secondary Educational Field in Manitoba

Sherry Peden

 Dr. Sherry Peden has spent the past 35 years working at various teaching, counselling and administrative roles within the public and post-secondary educational field in Manitoba.   Sherry attained her first degree as a BUNTEP (Brandon University Northern Teacher Education Program) student in 1981. While working, she a made it her goal to attain:  a 5 Year Bachelor of Education (1995) and a Master's Degree (2004) in Education, both from Brandon University and a Doctor of Philosophy (2011) from the University of Manitoba - the first one of the University of Manitoba's PhD Studies for Aboriginal Scholars program. Her dissertation focused on the relationship, realities and challenges associated with teacher education and the inclusion of Aboriginal content, worldviews and histories.  She has worked for Frontier School Division, Brandon University and in senior management at the University College of the North.

Sherry is a member of the Tootinawazaibeing Treaty Nation, situated on the south face of the Duck Mountain.  She continues to spend bits of time there as she practices a traditional lifestyle of growing and harvesting much of the food for her small family.