Academic

Little Falls Public School | St. Marys, ON | Photo : Terry Manzo

 

Academic

“Terry Marklevitz is quite literally the architectural underpinning for a number of our programs as well as buildings across the Avon Maitland District School Board. In 1993, Terry became the education lead in the architect firm, Garrett Marklevitz, working with the (then) Huron County Board. As the firm morphed into Marklevitz Architects Inc., Terry expanded his awareness of education requirements, as architectural consultant to four different school boards, and many Day Care Organizations, sharing best ideas across an expanded base. Time and again Avon Maitland has been the benefactor of Terry's creativity, highly developed critical thinking skills, and genuine dedication to his craft. Whether renovation or new construction, every project results in well thought out, flexible and well-constructed spaces designed not just for present day use, but also for future longevity. Terry has created a legacy of new buildings in Avon Maitland with Little Falls PS, the renewed and expanded Goderich PS, Maitland River ES and soon-to-be new North Perth elementary school. On an ongoing basis, Terry gives freely of his time and lends his exceptional mind and insightful and broad knowledge to enhance board planning and decision-making.

Terry believes in the power of students and undertakes much to support their learning well beyond designing effective classroom and ancillary spaces, whether through his annual scholarship to a graduating Technology Studies student, supporting the Foundation for Enriching Education to ensure availability of enrichment activities for our students, judging at Science Fairs, and speaking with students at career fairs, or in their individual classrooms. When designing learning spaces, Terry's ultimate goal is to create positive, productive and inspiring environments in which students and teachers can learn together.”

Janet Baird-Jackson
Superintendent of Business and Treasurer,
Avon Maitland District School Board.