Lynden Dorval says he’s accepted a teaching position at Tempo, a provincially accredited private school in Edmonton’s Riverbend area. The school caters to students in kindergarten through to Grade 12. Dorval was fired from his job as a physics teacher at Ross
Sheppard High School after he defied the school’s policy to not give students zero grades for incomplete assignments.
He told CTV News that there’s no “no zero” policy at his new school.
“They give zeroes. They made that very clear,” Dorval said with a chuckle.
Dorval said he’ll be teaching advanced-placement physics, a slight curriculum change from his previous job teaching international baccalaureate (IB) physics.
“It’s fairly high level physics and with very good students,” he said. “For a physics teacher, that’s kind of a dream job.”
Dorval begins his new job on Oct. 16, a day after his termination from the Edmonton Public School Board takes effect. Meanwhile, Dorval said he still plans to appeal the board’s decision to fire him.