Bill has been involved in the field of education for over 40 years. His first role after completing his initial university degree in education was assuming a challenging position as the head of a small rural government school in the US. Since this early leadership experience at a relatively young age, he went on to serve the education sector in different capacities, in diverse school communities in a variety of countries around the world. Bill has worked as a school principal, teacher and counsellor in public and private schools in Colombia, the US, New Zealand, and for the past 25 years in Australia.
He became interested in school reform early in his career while working on approaches to teaching and learning which would enhance children’s well-being, self-awareness and personal development. He studied Bilingual education in his post-graduate studies, as well as school counselling. Bill’s most recent appointment was a leadership position at a dynamic Montessori school in Bondi (Sydney, Australia) where he served as Principal for over 13 years.
His most recent work includes co-authoring the AMI School Administrator’s Certificate Course syllabus and leading the programme planning for the upcoming International Montessori Congress 2023 in Bangkok Thailand. He is an Administrator Course Trainer presenting around the world. He currently serves as a Director on the Montessori Schools and Centres Australia (MSCA) Board, is President of the Montessori East Foundation Board, and consults in schools around Australia. Bill has spent more than 25 years of his career as a head of school, 10 years classroom teaching and 3 years as a school counsellor.
Bill currently lives in Mosman, NSW and tries to spend as much time as possible with his four children who are living around the globe. He maintains a close relationship via zoom and occasional visits with his two young granddaughters who are living in Kodiak, Alaska.