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Mr. Ross MacDonald has been an Outreach teacher for 17 years.
He has spent the majority of his career working in north central Alberta in the communities of
Slave Lake and Kinuso. Ross has also recently completed a successful 3 year secondment
with the Ministry of Education where he was working in Curriculum design. 

Education Philosophy: Can be summed up in a quotation by one of my favorite critical thinkers, Christopher Hedges
“We’ve bought into the idea that education is about training and “success”, defined monetarily, rather than learning to think critically and to challenge. We should not forget that the true purpose of education is to make minds, not careers. A culture that does not grasp the vital interplay between morality and power, which mistakes management techniques for wisdom, which fails to understand that the measure of a civilization is its compassion, not its speed or ability to consume, condemns itself to death.”