Marc Falconer has been involved in private schooling for the greater portion of his He attended school at the Marist Brothers' St Charles College in Pietermaritzburg - so much smaller in those days that in spite of his lack of talent he played 1st XV Rugby, which says something about the depth of the team in those days!
At one point he trained to be a Roman Catholic priest before realizing that this career path was ill-advised in some ways. He completed a BA at the University of Natal, Durban majoring in English, Philosophy and History. He taught at Thomas More School in Kloof for a short time before completing an MA research degree in English Literature at Rhodes. He spent a year cycling around Europe and worked as an aerobics instructor, before teaching English and coaching sport at independent schools in the UK and New Zealand. He came back to South Africa and taught in the English Department and then headed the A Level College at St Stithians. During this time he completed a MEd (Psychology in Education) at Wits. He was appointed Headmaster of King David High School, Linksfield in January 2006.
Marc Falconer is a passionate believer in the importance of education as necessary for nation-building and believes it a great privilege to be involved in a Jewish community school. For him education is the key to ensuring the success of South Africa. His current favourite quote about education is from HG Wells: "Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe".
He is still mad about cycling and poetry.