For 41 years John was a Public School teacher. After receiving a Teaching Certificate from Sydney Teachers College and later a BA from UNE Armidale, John taught in schools ranging from a one teacher primary school to executive positions in many secondary schools. John introduced strategies and programs to improve the quality of pedagogy thereby enhancing student outcomes. He developed and introduced courses to better meet the needs of students with mild intellectual disabilities. John was Principal of a high school in South West Sydney for 10 years prior to retirement.
Since retiring John worked as an educational consultant in disadvantaged schools as well as in the Department’s staffing unit interviewing prospective trainee teachers. Currently he is an active member of a local garden club and a Probus club.
“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” (Winston Churchill). This is the essence of John’s involvement at Interaction. John is passionate about social justice and making a difference to peoples’ lives. This is reflected in Interaction’s values and culture. He is proud to be part of this organisation which ensures that people cared for are treated with respect and dignity by a truly dedicated, professional and empathetic staff.