Ontario English Catholic Teachers

Third Vice-President - Diana Corazza


Diana Corazza grew up in an immigrant family that emphasized the importance of education. She went on to become a secondary school teacher at Father Michael McGivney Catholic Academy (York Unit), where, for the last 15 years, she has helped immigrant students learn the English language and navigate the settlement process. She works as the Specialist High Skills Major liaison for the non-profit sector and has recently embraced the opportunity to work as a co-operative education teacher and provide students with experiential learning opportunities and post-secondary planning.

Diana believes it is important to provide a safe, welcoming, and inclusive environment for students, while also embracing the diversity and unique experiences they bring to the classroom. She especially enjoys teaching the Grade 10 Canadian History course, which enables her to share the many contributions that Indigenous peoples, immigrants, and women have made to this country, as well as provide students with real-life opportunities to learn and showcase their abilities.

Having already been a “go-to” OECTA person in her school for many years, sharing information and answering questions on all things related to the collective agreement and staffing, Diana was elected to the York Unit Executive in 2013. She has served the Association in many different ways, including attending rallies and conferences, being an AGM delegate, and organizing workshops for members of the local unit. She has also served on a variety of local committees, as well as the provincial Legislation Committee.

Provincially, Diana has served as Councillor on the Provincial Executive, liaison to the Diversity Advisory Board and Status of Women Committee, and is looking forward to continuing to serve the Association in the position of Third Vice-President.

Diana is passionate about advocating for her students and her colleagues, striving to ensure that all voices are heard and respected.