Marcello D’Agostino was born in Italy and he and his parents immigrated to Canada in the 1950’s.
Mr. D’Agostino 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. He has 2 Specialists, one in History and the other in Guidance.
Mr. D’Agostino’s educational career expands over 4 decades and 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 spent 32 years in a variety of capacities. He was a regular social science teacher and soon became the Head of the Social Sciences Department teaching such disciplines as history, law, and philosophy. He then took on the role of a school Administrator responsible for school discipline and attendance for approximately 8 years. He then moved into guidance where he became the Department Head and spent 12 years guiding young students to reach their full potential in pursuing post-secondary studies. Mr. D’Agostino has also worked over the years in Continuing Education with the TCDSB as a summer school principal and vice principal. This September 2019, Mr. D’Agostino will be starting his 6th year as principal of As-Sadiq Islamic School, a role he most cherishes and finds fully gratifying and rewarding.
Mr. D’Agostino is most proud of his family. He has been happily married for over 40 years. He has 3 daughters, (2 teachers, 1 social worker), 2 son in laws (both in education) and 6 grandchildren. Marcello has a variety of interests. He 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.
Mr. D’Agostino is quite proud of leading and serving 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. Mr. D’Agostino is known within the community as Mr. D.