Marcello D’Agostino was born in Italy and he and his parents immigrated to Canada in the 1950’s in search of opportunity and a better life.
Marcello grew up in Toronto and attended mostly catholic primary and secondary schools. He attended York University where he graduated with an Honours B.A. in History in 1978. He continued his studies at the Ontario Teacher Education College where he earned a Bachelor of Education degree in 1979.
Marcello’s educational career began in the elementary panel of the MSSB (now TCDSB) where he taught for 3 years in grades 5 and 7 before moving to secondary school where he has spent the last 32 years in a variety of capacities. He has been the Head of the Social Sciences department teaching such disciplines as history, law, and philosophy. He was an administrative assistant responsible for school discipline and attendance for a number of years and for the past 12 years he has worked in guidance where he been a counsellor and most recently the Head of Department. Marcello has also worked over the years in Continuing Education with the TCDSB as a summer school vice principal and principal.
Marcello is most proud of his family. He has been happily married for 38 years. He has 3 daughters, (2 teachers, 1 social worker), 2 son in laws (both in education) and 3 grandchildren. Marcello has a variety of interests. He and his wife conduct marriage preparation courses for the St Francis Centre for Religious Studies. Marcello enjoys most sports and has coached hockey, soccer, and baseball in the communities of Toronto and Maple over the years. Reading history and philosophy have been a perpetual joy and passion.
Marcello is looking forward to the opportunity to serve and lead the As-Sadiq school community. He believes in developing positive working relationships with the Islamic religious leaders, the Board of Directors, the school staff, parents and students in the pursuit of developing the highest quality of education founded on Islamic faith and values.