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Memorable Manitobans: Elizabeth S. Colwell (?-?)


In 1913, she left a position as Principal of Okanagan College to join the teaching staff of the Winnipeg School Board. She taught English at Kelvin High School until 1927, when she was appointed Supervisor of Primary Grades. In 1930, she was appointed Principal of William Whyte School where she remained until retirement in 1939. She later taught English to people intending to join the Air Force.


“Potential airmen start opening class on Monday,” Winnipeg Tribune, 22 November 1941, page 2.

Winnipeg School Days, 1871-1950 by W. G. Pearce, Winnipeg School Division, Education Resource Centre.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 14 March 2016

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