This is David’s 51st year in education. He was with the Ministry of Education (Victoria) for 28 years and taught every year level. During that time, he also lectured at La Trobe University and RMIT University. In 1997, he was a recipient of the Teacher of the Year award. David was principal of a school he loved, but then returned to curriculum consultancy in primary and secondary schools, and university lecturing. He has
completed many work tours of the US and the UK. He has also worked with teachers in China, Costa Rica, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malta, New Zealand and Singapore. David has written or co-authored many popular teacher reference books. A Closer Look at Guided Reading won “The 2001 Australian Awards for Excellence in Educational Publishing.” His latest book (co-authored with Lorraine Wilson) is Teaching Phonics in Context.