(Black Press Media files)

B.C. teacher suspended for three days for getting ‘visibly angry’ in front of Grade 4 class

There have been multiple other incidents before latest suspension

A B.C. teacher’s licence has been suspended for three days after he got angry and yelled in front of his elementary school class.

According to documents posted by the Teacher Regulation Branch on Tuesday, Mark Walter Zatylny was teaching in the Peace River South School District in November and December 2017.

The branch states it received a report from the district about Zatylny frequently yelling and getting “visibly angry” in front of his Grade 4 students.

In one example, he used a gym whistle that was so loud, some students had to cover their ears.

In another, he was reported to have become angry with the class, hitting the wall and desk with his fist and raising a rod as if he was going to hit the wall with it.

The district suspended Zatylny for 10 days without pay, issueda disciplinary letter, and required him to take part in a behaviour management plan.

He was suspended again for 15 days without pay in February 2018 after he approached an education assistant and “questioned” her about the investigation into his conduct. The assistant reported feeling “threatened.”

The teacher regulation branch suspended Zatylny’s teaching licence for three days from Nov. 12-14, 2019, noting multiple previous incidents he had been involved in.

He had previously been suspended for about three weeks in early 2015 and again for three days in March 2016. It was not clear why. He was required to attend anger management counselling and directed to leave his classroom door open at all times, as well as take a course on boundaries through the B.C. Teachers’ Federation.

Zatylny resigned from the Peace River South School District on June 30, 2018.

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