A reference from Margaret Gordon project leader for my last position can be accessed through the hyperlink.
The following selected comments from written references ( scanned copies of these can be supplied) reveal a consistently high level of professionalism in positions I have held over the years.
“Harry demonstrated a mature and professional approach to all classes. He demonstrated a terrific ability to take charge of classes, sometimes at short notice, and engage the students in a confident manner. Harry's involvement with these schools found him primarily working with local Aboriginal students who come from a non-English speaking background. Many of whom have grown up in difficult low socio-economic circumstance. Harry demonstrated a terrific ability to communicate effectively with Indigenous people. His manner with staff is one of support, inclusion and concern and Harry's easy, confident manner means he is able to communicate very effectively with people at all levels.”
This is a joint reference from principals in the Arnhem Group Schools, N.T., Australia (Dr.Gerry McKeown, Alyangula, Alissa Fremmer, Umbakumba, Luke Forgie, Angurugu and Adrian Conroy, Milyakburra) December 2008
“Harry is a dedicated and highly skilled professional. He has wide ranging expertise and an excellent capacity and willingness to learn. ….He has a superb work ethic and has consistently demonstrated his capacity to multi task and deliver to deadlines. Further Harry has demonstrated a capable approach to problem solving and a willingness to consult and engage others. I find Harry to be personable and approachable and have been most impressed with the speed with which he learned a whole new system and stepped up to perform his duties as an executive teacher.
Kerryn Oliver (Former Principal Nulunbuy High School, N.T., Australia) December 2007
“……Harry is a loyal and supportive member of our staff. He maintains good relationships with colleagues, students and parents. He is an efficient administrator, and meets deadlines in a timely fashion. A very capable organizer, Harry can be relied upon to approach complex tasks methodically and with diligence.
This teacher has taken performing arts at our school to a higher level than I had anticipated would be possible. Harry’s productions have been very popular with the entire community.
A gentleman by nature, Harry is an affable man with an excellent sense of humour. I recommend him without reservation to your establishment, knowing that he can be relied upon to provide excellent service.”
Gez Hayden (former Director, Nanjing International School, Nanjing, China) June 2007
“…..I have been very impressed with Harry’s ability to motivate administrators, colleagues, students and assistants to ensure successful large productions. This was done in spite of some notable difficulties, throughout which Harry remained calm and focused, encouraging cast and crew to get on with their jobs. Growth in student involvement has reflected Harry’s positive approach, with numbers trebling over the last three years to now include almost half the students.
Harry has been a trusted colleague who is able to accept and work with decisions which do not necessarily suit him. He voices concerns in a reasoned fashion and is supportive of administration and colleagues and students. Harry sets high standards of commitment and works very hard at modeling these.
…….I recommend Harry to you as a person who is very capable in his field, exhibits personal moral strengths and can work collaboratively with students and staff.”
Richard Swart (Principal, Nanjing International School, Nanjing, China) June 2007
“Harry has shown himself to be a conscientious, high principled, highly competent, hard working, faithful teacher, who has maintained high standards and obtained good results from his students. Harry has had the responsibility of establishing the Drama Dept. and has done so with vigour and innovation. Drama has become popular with students and the musicals organised by Harry have been a major success.”
Rees Davis( Principal, King’s Christian College, Gold Coast, Australia )