Manuela Sequeira

Manuela Sequeira
School Principal

Born near Coimbra.
Based in Toronto.

My parents had fourth grade education. They couldn’t teach me at home, but they gave me emotional support… and also pushed me to be successful. There were no excuses. That’s very important – Manuela Sequeira.

Manuela Sequeira moved to Canada as a child in 1975. In school, she initially experienced the same difficulties adapting to a new language as other immigrant children. Thanks to her perseverance, and the personal support of her parents and teachers, Manuela would pursue her passion for education, both as student and teacher. Today, Manuela is one of the most successful principals in Canada, whose work in the Toronto Catholic District School Board has been awarded multiple times.


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