David lives in Melbourne, Australia.
David was with the Victorian Ministry of Education for 28 years and taught at every year level from Prep to Year 6. During that time, he also lectured at La Trobe University, the University of Melbourne and RMIT University.
For 4 years, he was an education department curriculum consultant in primary and secondary schools and then returned to the primary classroom. He was the principal of Ringwood Heights Primary School for 5 years. He is now working full-time as a private education consultant in schools.
David is invited to work with teachers and present at conferences both interstate and overseas. He has completed many lecture tours of the United States and the United Kingdom over the last 20 years, and has also worked with teachers in China, Costa Rica, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malta, New Zealand and Singapore.
He has written or co-authored many books and two CD-ROM series. See the Teacher Materials page.
2017 is David’s 51st year in education. He doesn’t want to retire!
A Personal Note. I am blessed with a wonderful family. I thank my three children — all adults now – Rebecca, Matthew and Paul. I am grateful for their constant love and support. I would also like to pay tribute to my late wife, Colleen, who was an outstanding teacher and an amazing human being. She lives on in her children and her three grandchildren – Joshua, Darcy and Grace.
Front L-R: Bec, Darcy, Paul, David, Mum
Back L-R: Mindy, Grace & Belinda, Matt & Josh, Daryl