Karl Subban, Principal
I am happy to announce that I am joining the Everest Academy family as their new principal. I am looking forward to leading, learning, and growing with everyone to meet the needs of every one of our learners and make a difference in their lives.
Karl Subban is a former school principal in the Toronto District School Board.
He brings a wealth of leadership expertise to Everest Academy as he has worked with learners from the early years to adults taking high school credit courses.
In Karl’s thirty-plus years of coaching, teaching and parenting, he proved to be a leader with the gift of inspiring others. He believes that a leader sees the potential in those around him and then works with them to fulfill it. He has dedicated his life to helping young people to grow their potential – to be better at what they do, and to be better people.
Karl believes that every student was born with potential, which gives them the ability to learn, grow and develop over time. It is this potential in them that gives them the ability to do more than they think they can. It is the primary responsibility of school staff to help students to believe in their potential and to work with them to fulfill it.
Karl and his wife Maria have raised five accomplished children. Their eldest son, PK, was drafted by the Montreal Canadiens and won the Norris Trophy for top defenceman in the NHL. Their youngest two sons, Malcolm and Jordan, were selected and signed by the Bruins and Canucks. Also, their two daughters, Nastassia and Natasha, are educators in TDSB, one a university basketball star and the other a talented visual artist.
Since he retired from TDSB in 2013, Karl worked with Scott Colby from the Toronto Star to write and publish his memoir, How We Did It: The Subban Plan for Success in Hockey, School, and Life, which become an immediate, national bestseller.
He is looking forward to working, leading, learning and growing with our parent partners and the Everest Academy team in ways that will make a difference in the lives of all our learners.
“Your greatest gift is your potential,” he often says, “and your greatest gift to the world is the development of that potential.”