Mishaal Surti is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario and its Faculty of Education where he was awarded the Don Wright Scholarship in Vocal Music, and the University of Ontario Institute of Technology where he completed a Masters of Education in Educational Leadership and Pedagogy.

In his roles as Education Officer – Innovation, Design & Implementation Team – and Student Achievement Officer – Capacity Building Team – with the Ministry of Education, as well as his past roles as Learning Coordinator – 7-12 Mathematics and Student Success, Teacher on Special Assignment – Secondary Mathematics Coach, and Teacher on Special Assignment – Learning Classroom Mathematics and Music for the Thames Valley District School Board, Mishaal has supported educators and system leaders in integrating pedagogical strategies and system practices that inspire critical thinking, inquiry, and innovation in the classroom. Mishaal has continued his support of mathematics education in Canada through his roles as a lecturer at the University of Western Ontario in its Masters of Professional Education program in mathematics education, Fanshawe College, and the Additional Qualification programs at the Faculty of Continuing Studies at Western University and the Centre for Executive and Professional Education at the University of Windsor.

Mishaal has been published by the Canadian Music Educators’ Association, Ontario Music Educators’ Association and Cypress Choral Music, and has facilitated professional learning, conference, and keynote sessions designed to promote student success, student engagement, and innovative practices in educational pedagogy for the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics (NCSM), the Global Math Department, EdTech Canada (Google Summit),the Ontario Principals’ Council (OPC), Choral Canada/the Association of Canadian Choral Communities, the Educational Computing Organization of Ontario (ECOO/BIT), the Ontario Association for Mathematics Education (OAME), the Ontario Music Educators’ Association (OMEA), the University of Western Ontario, York University, the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, and the University of Toronto.