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Dr. Derek MacDonald, Ph.D. is a versatile educator that believes deeply in empowering students in their own learning. He also believes that the most effective learners are self-directed. A student will flourish working towards an independent curriculum designed to meet that student’s goals.

He has taught virtually all levels of students including P-12 (public and private schools) as well as undergraduate and graduate university students. He has taught all P-12 subjects in addition to University Statistics, Curriculum Studies, Technology Integration into Education, and Philosophy of Education. He continues to do research in the areas of learning and how youth create meaning.

Derek’s credentials include Bachelor of Science (Mathematics) and Bachelor of Education (Secondary) from the Memorial University of Newfoundland, Master of Information Technology Education from Dalhousie University, and Doctor of Philosophy (Adult Education) from the University of Georgia. He also holds an ATC2 Nova Scotia Teaching Certificate and has been a member of Mensa since he was 12 years of age.

When not in school Derek spends time with his family, enjoys tuba, soccer, and renovating his home.