A graduate of Laurentian University with
an honours degree in Geography,
Mr. Ducker spent many years of teaching as a
Principal and Primary Specialist in various
Ontario schools. The most enjoyable times were the
fifteen years as Kindergarten teacher at the
Morson Public School near Lake of the Woods. Now
retired, he has completed a book of memoirs
Don't Wake The Teacher documenting these
special years of this unique school, published
His book of poetry titled "Observations
of Heart and Mind", is completed and with a
released date for January 2007, is another long
awaited goal accomplished.
Avid interests are writing short stories
and poems, several have been published in several
international literary magazine and journal and
Two of his Haiku poems, "September 11"
and "Anguish", concerning the event of
September 11th, 2001 have been published in a
Time of Trial - Beyond the Terror of 9/11"
by Hidden Book Press.
Mr. Ducker also has four educational articles
1.) Dissertation Regarding Early Entry
2.) The Non-Competitive Festival vs The
3.) Increased Emotional Disturbance In
the Primary Grades.
4.) You Reap What You Sow, Ministry Of
He is a member of The
Film, Arts, Media, Entertainment of Durham
Region; The Writers' Circle of Durham Region; the
Society; The Canadian Federation Of Poets; and the
Canada Cuba Literary Alliance and the Canadian
The Ontario Poetry Society.
Mr. Ducker has enjoyed media interviews
with his book "Don't Wake The Teacher!" on
television and newspapers and guest
speaking relating his experience in teaching in
northwestern Ontario and on his book.
Referring to himself as 'The
Pragmatic Poet' , he has established a
website with some of his poems and short stories.
When not writing some
of his other interests include canoeing, camping,
composing music, amateur prospecting and
background acting. Mr. Ducker resides in Oshawa
with his wife, Stella; and his pride and joy is
his grandson, Robert.