About Alex

“The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” ― William Arthur Ward

Alex Wharton is Head of Middle School at Carinya Christian School, Gunnedah. Prior to this current role which still includes significant classroom teaching, he served as an English Teacher and Head Teacher of English for a combined total of 10 years. Alex has written extensively with regards to teaching and learning resources for subject English, and presented at local, state and national conferences for English Teachers. 

Graduating from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Education (Honours), Alex has continued with his formal qualifications completing a Masters of Educational Leadership from Macquarie University.

Alex has had ongoing involvement with the teaching profession throughout his career. He currently serves as a Councillor for the Teachers’ Guild of NSW, a Director of the English Teachers’ Association NSW, an Educational Advisory Council Member for Voiceless Animal Protection, Secretary of the Dorothea Mackellar Memorial Society, and a NSW State Committee Member for the Australian College of Educators.

Incredibly passionate about rural, remote, literacy, and Indigenous education issues, Alex reads a wide variety of educational literature. He is passionate about using research to bridge academic theory to classroom practice. As the inaugural Reading Australia Fellowship recipient, Alex aims to use this opportunity to share this unique professional learning opportunity with colleagues, knowing full well this experience will further transform his own daily teaching and leadership practices within the English classroom.

Alex can be contacted via this blog via the ‘contact Alex’ tab, or any of the channels below
Email: agwharton@gmail.com
Twitter: twitter.com/whartonag 
Instagram: instagram.com/whartonag
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/whartonag/