A retired teacher of the humanities, Cheryl Catzman
has maintained a lifelong interest in literature and the dramatic arts. She began participating in theatrical productions as a student at Cedarvale Public School and Vaughan Road Collegiate Institute, now known as Vaughan Road Academy, in Ontario. Ms. Catzman went on to attend the University of Toronto and York University, ultimately earning her Bachelor of Arts Honours in English and Drama. Cheryl Catzman commenced her career in education at Mayfield Secondary School, and then moved to an alternative school administered by the Peel District School Board in Brampton, Ontario. From 1969 to 2010, she instructed students in secondary-level English and drama, as well as media and cooking. In addition, Ms. Catzman directed a number of school plays and musicals. Since retiring, Cheryl Catzman has focused on travel. She has traveled throughout Europe, North Africa, the Caribbean, Mexico, and the United States, and she particularly enjoys visiting historic sites and attending live theatrical events. While at home, Ms. Catzman takes pleasure in books and film. She reads approximately 20 novels per year and has recently seen such critically acclaimed movies as War Horse and The Help. Also an enthusiastic cook, Ms. Catzman enjoys finding new recipes on the popular website Epicurious.com, in addition to sharing family recipes. In the years to come, Cheryl Catzman intends to learn carpentry, inspired by her experience building houses for Habitat for Humanity International. She also hopes to write a novel and continue her travels worldwide.