Counsellor - Grade 11
This is Mr. Deschenes' 20th year as an educator, and his second tour at Notre Dame. His time with Red Deer Catholic also includes stints at St Thomas and Camille. He has also been fortunate enough to teach English as a Second Language (ESL) in Seoul, South Korea, and at a British international school in Kuwait.
He met his wife in Seoul when they were both teaching ESL. Together, they have two children, ages 8 and 3, who keep them on their toes. If Mr. Deschenes could scuba dive and ride his bike every day, he would be a happy man.
At the core, Mr. Deschenes values connecting with people. Being a teacher/counsellor gives him the opportunity to build relationships with some pretty amazing people. He is beyond happy that we are back in school and meeting face to face!