Councillor Glenn De Baeremaeker:



“Mr. Kandavel taught me in grade 6. Even though he isn’t my classroom teacher now, he is still my mentor outside the classroom. In that one year Mr. Kandavel has taught me many things. He somehow got me to actually like math, as well integrating values into each subject.  He’s taught us to be respectful to everyone, help whenever we can and treat everyone the same.  I look up to Mr. Kandavel, literally, as well as a mentor and friend. He’s always there to help me whenever I have trouble. Mr. Kandavel is always looking out for the best for all his students. Even if they’re not his student he is always ready to help. What I really like about Mr.Kandavel is that he identifies the strengths in each and every student and helps them build on them. He knows how to react to every student and situation. He made each and every student in my class and my brother’s class feel welcomed and valued.  He is known for his leadership and care.  He is well-liked by all the students and parents as he is truly an inspirational teacher.”

-Grade 6 Student
“Parthi Kandavel is a gifted teacher who understands his students and is greatly admired by them.  I speak from the heart as I have seen him in action in several different classrooms as well as in other settings.  Parthi is also a strong community leader, a man who is sincerely committed to the betterment of our educational system.  He is an innovative thinker and also a helpful, attentive team player who listens to others’ points-of-view.  He is someone who supports equity and justice for all who participate in our school networks: as students, as teachers and as administrators.”

– Dr. Brenda Beck

Adjunct Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Toronto

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