The Edmonton teacher fired for handing out zeros to students who failed to hand in assignments has found a new job.
Lynden Dorval, terminated from Ross Sheppard High School by the superintendent of the Edmonton Public School Board last week, accepted a part-time position at Tempo School, a provincially accredited private school in the Riverbend area.
“We just talked about it this morning so we haven’t worked out all the details,” Dorval told Metro Tuesday afternoon. “But it looks like I’ll be teaching at least a couple of days a week.”
Dorval said he will likely teach AP physics to Grade 11 and 12 students.
“It will just be nice to get back into the classroom,” he said. “Teaching higher level physics has always been more interesting, and the students (at Tempo) are fairly high achievers much like my IB (International Baccalaureate) class that I had at Shep. I enjoyed that a lot.”
Tempo School Headmaster Dr. Peter Mitchell said he has been looking for a physics teacher for several weeks.
“It struck me (Monday) that there is a clearly qualified physics teacher who is looking for work, so I gave Lynden a call,” he said.
Mitchell said he doubts any students will fail to hand in assignments – but he did make it clear Dorval is free to hand out zeros.
Dorval will start Oct. 16, the day after his EPSB contract officially ends.
He said he still plans to appeal his termination from Ross Shep.
-With files from Ryan Tumilty