Joshua Leonard - Vancouver Talmud Torah

team member
Joshua Leonard
Grade 5 Humanities

A Vancouver native, Joshua Leonard spent his early years of schooling at Talmud Torah and Eric Hamber Secondary. He holds bachelor’s degrees in history and education from UBC and a Master’s of Museum Studies from the University of Toronto. After completing his Master’s, Joshua worked as a project manager at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Taipei, Taiwan. While at the museum, he started giving guided English tours of the collections to students of all ages and in the process discovered his enthusiasm for teaching. This led to Joshua opening an English language school in Taiwan, where he taught elementary and high school aged children for 14 years. Looking for a better environment for his two children, Joshua decided to return to his hometown.

Joshua is excited to be back in Vancouver and feels lucky to be in a familiar environment in which he holds many fond memories.  He also has the good fortune of working on staff with “Ms. Shannon,” his sister.

Joshua is committed to creating a student-centred and collaborative classroom environment.

In his free time, he enjoys travel, cooking, cycling, reading and organizing his ever growing collection of vinyl records.