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Sheila Billinghurst


P: 204.999.5710

Becoming a trustee seemed like a natural progression in Sheila’s career. Spending her life as an educator, Sheila watched school boards make decisions which ultimately affected teachers and students. Sheila brings over 40 years of experience as a principal, teacher and educator to the board table.

A pioneer in the field of adult education in Manitoba, Sheila established and ran one of the first computerized language labs in Manitoba. She also taught students in grades 3 to 12, as well as at Red River College and the Adult Centre, giving her a broad perspective of the school system. Sheila used her expertise and wealth of understanding to guide the implementation of 50 community education programs across Winnipeg. She also worked as a faculty advisor at the University of Manitoba, Faculty of Education where she trained new teachers in school. Sheila’s excellent work in the field earned her the YMCA-YWCA 2014 Woman of Distinction Award for Education, Training and Mentorship.

Sheila is passionate about inspiring personal growth and the development of lifelong learning, and she is proud to share Pembina Trails values of vision, innovation, enthusiasm and involvement and she actively works towards achieving these goals. The highlights of working on the board, she says, include speaking at graduations, representing family, meeting students and being part of positive change.

Her past community involvement includes appointments to the Discipline Committee, College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba, the Board of Revisions for the City of Winnipeg and the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority Community Health Advisory.

Sheila has two daughters, one is teacher and the other is a lawyer who was recently appointment to Assistant Dean at the Faculty of Law in Kamloops. She is a proud grandmother of five, and that drives her interest and passion for education.


  • Education
  • Human Resources and Policy
  • Pembina Trails School Division Educational Support Fund, Inc.

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