Mark Wagner

Mark Wagner

Grade 4

Academic Credentials

  • Honours Bachelor of Science in Forestry, Lakehead University
  • Montessori Primary and Elementary Diplomas, Toronto Montessori Institute
  • Bachelor of Education, Lakehead University
  • Primary, Junior, Intermediate Qualifications
  • Special Education – Part 1

Teaching Experience

  • Outward Bound Instructor, Thunder Bay
  • Toronto School for Natural Sciences, Shelburne
  • Elementary Montessori Teacher – California, British Columbia, Ontario
  • Supply Teacher, Simcoe County

Current Teaching Role

Grade 4 Homeroom

What You Believe Matters Most in Schooling

I think it is important that schools foster a positive and safe learning community that acknowledges and supports who we are as individuals. I believe a school community should help students on their unique journey of self-discovery; to find out who they are, discover what their talents and passions are, and support them in finding ways to overcome their learning challenges. Above all, schools should guide us toward making a positive difference in the world.  

What You Believe Matters Most in Education

Ultimately, what I think matters most in education is that we find ways to be happy and harmonious on this planet. Education should instruct one on the art of living. Therefore, an education for life is one that helps one to discover and develop the inner resources to become happier and more peaceful.

What You Like Most About KBS

I like being part of a caring community striving to make positive change in the world. At KBS, I feel motivated to be the best I can be, so that I can help others. And I notice others feel that way, too.

Hobbies & Interests

I try and keep my life simple. I work toward appreciating the everyday small things in life that often go unnoticed and cultivating peace within myself. I find being a vegetarian, spending time in nature, and practicing mindfulness helps with that endeavour.

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