Darren Michalczuk

Teachers

Biography

I grew up on a farm near Rochester, Alberta.  I went to Rochester School until grade 9, joining every school team possible (even figure skating for a year).  I graduated from EPC in Athabasca and took education at Grant MacEwan and the U of A.  While going to school I worked as a lifeguard at such pools as Mill Creek Outdoor Pool (Edmonton), WEM Waterpark, Fort Good Hope (in the Arctic Circle), and Miette Hot Springs (Jasper).  I also took many odd jobs such as slashing (clearing trails with a chainsaw), garbage man (for one day), bee keeper assistant, caterer, and public speaker.

I love working at Westlock Elementary and all the opportunities that come with it.  I love math, especially practical applications for it.  I also love language arts and have written many poems that I am proud of.  Although I am not naturally artistic, I love painting sidewalks and faces in my free time.

I also love just about any sport.  I play in a volleyball league and help organize a men's soccer league.  I have also played basketball, golf, and squash.  I also teach music to my own children.  Violin, guitar and piano are the instruments they are currently learning.    Being someone who is always ready to learn new things, I look forward to my days ahead at Westlock Elementary.