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Mr. Mark Jonker

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My name is Mark Jonker…

As an alumni of Calgary Christian School, it is a gift to return many years later as a teacher in this very special community. At its roots, CCS was established by families who sacrificed to make Christian education a possibility in South West Calgary. Fifty plus years later, the people who fill the halls, classrooms and offices continue to make sacrifices to ensure the next generation gets the opportunity to experience the valuable lessons of Christ centered education.

One of my passions is relational teaching that helps students better understand their multiple giftings and how to use them to bring glory to God. Athletics is an outlet for some of my passions and I love to share that with my students. I take great joy in seeing student athletes learn new skills and refine them to the point of mastery. Many of my former students have experienced high levels of success at the post secondary level and several have gone on to pursue professional careers in sport. 

I have the privilege of sharing the CCS experience with my lovely wife, Joylaine, who teaches Kindergarten and my three children.

I have many hobbies but one of my favorites is spending time on lakes and streams enjoying God’s creation and enticing fish to grab onto the fly attached to the end of my line. This past summer I spent at least one month “on” the water chasing the BIG one! What a great way to spend time reflecting on the many gifts God has blessed me with