Alex Wharton, Carinya Christian School Gunnedah
head of middle school
Alex Wharton is an educational leader and writer who actively works to advance education and the teaching profession, not just within his school but also the community and the wider education industry.
Wharton regularly presents at Teach Meets, mentors early career teachers, is a regular guest speaker for university pre-service teachers, and influences educational dialogue through his active social media engagement. He also extensively writes pedagogy publications, including those for the Australian Association for the Teaching of English and the Copyright Agency Reading Australia project.
Wharton’s recent achievements include writing and recording a series of video HSC English lessons for rural, remote, disadvantaged, senior students; becoming a Google Certified Educator so that he can lead professional learning for teachers at his school; delivering an online presentation about teachers reclaiming the teaching profession for TeachMeet Democracy; and continuing to lead the growth in the establishing of a secondary school in NSW.