Mr. M. Marrazzo, Vice-Principal
Bachelor of Social Sciences (McMaster University), B. Ed. (University of Strathclyde, Glasgow Scotland)
Mr. Marrazzo proud to be a Catholic administrator and educator for the Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board for over 25 years. It is with great anticipation that he joins St. Thomas More Catholic Secondary School community as Vice-Principal.
Being a student of the of the H.W.C.D.S.B. has made a significant impact in Mr. Marrazzo’s life as an educator. His Catholic education began at Our Lady of the Assumption in Elfrida. He is a graduate of St Jean de Brebeuf Catholic Secondary School. Mr. Marrazzo completed his undergraduate degree at McMaster University and completed his teaching degree at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow Scotland U.K. for Studies in Education.
Mr. Marrazzo began his teaching career teaching English, Geography and History and was in Student Services as a guidance counselor at Cathedral High School. In 2007 he implemented the Program to assist Student Success (P.A.S.S.) and Student Opportunity to Achieve Reintegration (S.O.A.R). His career continued at Bishop Tonnos C.S.S. where he assumed the role of Head of Student Services and Co-operative Education from 2014-2020. Mr. Marrazzo has also had 16 years of Summer School experience as classroom teacher, Vice Principal and Principal and then Program Co-Ordinator. In September of 2020 he was appointed as acting Vice Principal at St Thomas More Catholic Secondary School.
Mr. Marrazzo has made numerous contributions to the HWCDSB system through his work with school and Board co-curricular activities and committees. He is a founding member of the Knights of Columbus Council 14421 where he held an executive position in the Knights of Columbus and is a parishioner at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Winona. He has been involved in the annual Pilgrimage Walk, and various athletic co-curriculars including coaching both junior and senior football, wrestling, soccer, volleyball, and Prefect Teacher advisor. The dictum of his alma mater St. Jean De Brebeuf of Anima, Mens, Corpus, body mind and soul are the cornerstones of what Mr. Marrazzo believes to be tools to develop the whole student. He is an advocate of Christian meditation and Restorative Practice in the school.
Mr. Marrazzo’s approach to education is rooted in the belief that all students can learn. His commitment to the concept that “Each Belongs” has been a constant in his pedagogy and his practice towards the students in his care. His philosophy of an open-door approach to supporting students has created a welcoming and inclusive tone he uses with all students.
Mr. Marrazzo recognizes that students need a context that is meaningful and relevant in today’s ever-changing world. He is witness to Catholic social teaching by promoting equality, democracy, and solidarity for the St. Thomas More Catholic Secondary School community. He welcomes his new role as Vice Principal and looks forward to working in this vibrant community. His office is located within the Attendance Office on the main level of the building.