Participant Profile

Dave Leavitt

Self-employed and Teacher & Consultant, Toronto District School Board

BA & BEd Fine Arts, Cultural Studies & Education, 2003

When I was a kid, I wanted nothing more than to be done with school. And then something strange happened. I was offered a co-op position in high school, and lo-and behold, I loved working with kids. After a winding path, I'm not only a classroom teacher in one of the most challenging schools in Toronto, but I'm also a consultant on how to push the traditional model of teaching.

Teaching is the greatest job because you get to help someone discover themselves.