Darren Wicks

Teachers - Phys. Ed./Industrial Arts

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Hello folks!

Well this is my 23rd year of teaching and my 15th year teaching at Ecole William McDonald Middle School. I graduated with a Bachelor of Science/Phys. Ed. in 1994 and a Masters of Education in 2004 from St. Francis Xavier University. GO X GO!! I have taught many subject areas throughout my career but my love is teaching physical education. 

Over the past 15 years I have developed the Wildcats Academy which gives students an opportunity to participate in hockey and futsal programming within the regular school day. As well, the creation of the Willy Mac Fitness room has been a 12 year project and through fundraising and grants, our students and staff have access to a fitness center of which I am very proud of.

Hockey has always been a passion of mine and giving back to the game and the community has become a lifelong activity for me. This year I am coaching both U15 and U18 hockey teams and I volunteer as the  Director of Skills and Training for the Yellowknife Minor Hockey Association.  

Outside of work and hockey I enjoy spending time at the cabin with my family, hunting and fishing.

Here’s to another great year of teaching and learning!


Darren Wicks