Paul Gagne has been a teacher for twenty-four years, working with students from grades one through five. He is also a very successful chess instructor who has led many teams to rank in the top five finishes at the Annual Calgary School Team Championship. Paul is one of the few coaches to have a school win first place twice.

He excels at bringing success within reach of his students, having taught many who went on to win city and provincial championships. Regardless of all the accomplishments his chess students have made, he thinks that the best part is that they enjoy playing the game.