Clark Schwab grew up in Montreal where he attended a private boys school. Early experiences as a sailing instructor and camp counselor may have lead him to take up teaching later in life. Along the way Mr. Schwab completed a Life Sciences diploma at John Abbott College and a Bachelor of Science with Honours in Biology at Queen’s University, spent two years at the Montreal General Hospital performing Multiple Sclerosis research and another two years as a trace organic analyst for a diagnostic chemicals lab.
Mr. Schwab earned his teaching diploma at the University of Victoria and began teaching in 1993 in Special Education. He later worked as a Resource Support teacher for special needs and behavioral students in Oak Bay High School’s Resource Room and received a Special Needs teaching qualification from School District 61 in 1999. Mr. Schwab holds a Master of Education in Administration and Leadership from Gonzaga University.
Mr. Schwab teaches Mathematics 9, Science 9 & 10 and Biology 11 as well as teaching in our Challenge program. He says, “I am grateful for the positive energy and enthusiasm of the students I teach, and the wonderfully supportive staff at Esquimalt that have allowed me to explore my passion for teaching over these many years.”