David has devoted 34 years of his professional life to engaging, challenging and inspiring students and colleagues to embrace lifelong education; to aspire to be their best; and to value their positions, opportunities and responsibilities as learners and teachers.
Ballajura Primary School
He is committed to the belief that public schools should provide opportunities for all students to reach their potential to make informed, positive and meaningful contributions to society.
David is currently a driving force in The Centre of Excellence in the Explicit Teaching of Literacy. His work in this project is assisting leaders to deliver effective evidence-based literacy teaching practices and embed whole school approaches and professional collaboration that strengthens teaching, learning and leadership.
David places student learning at the focus of his work and utilises this focus to aid in planning creative and responsive approaches to teaching. David strongly believes that at Ballajura, no child should be left behind and has developed multiple programs to successfully support student learning.
David researched the topic Beyond School Review: A Model for School Improvement. The purpose of this project was to investigate a systematic case management model to support schools where post public school review, a rating of ‘Needs Improvement’ had been identified.
The model establishes three different categories of support; identifies possible roles and responsibilities for the Deputy Director Generals, Directors of Education, Collegiate Principals and Principals; sets possible timelines in relation to required actions for each category, and details the case management process for schools depending on the level of support required.