Mr. Mandau has been a high school mathematics and computer science teacher at Laura Secord Secondary School in St. Catharines with the District School Board of Niagara since 1998. He is the Mathematics Department Head/Numeracy Lead at his school. He has presented at both PD and OAME Golden Horseshoe events on several topics including “Grade 11M Math – a course misunderstood” and “Patterns to Algebra”. He has been part of school board curriculum writing teams for MCV4U, MCF3M and MPM1D.
He is a graduate of the University of Waterloo and Queens University Joint Concurrent Education program, where he graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Mathematics, Education, and a minor in Computer Science. He holds an Honours Specialist in Mathematics from OISE, the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education.
In past few years he has developed his skills as an online teacher, utilizing OneNote, DESMOS and Geogebra to enhance the online experience.
He loves to travel and in 2010 had the amazing opportunity of spending a year on a teaching exchange at a high school in New South Wales, Australia.