Gavin McCormack has almost 20 years’ experience teaching in Australia and aboard. He currently holds the position of Senior Teacher at Inner Sydney Montessori School where he is a member of the school Executive Team. He is a published children's author. His first book Are these your Glasses? is a book aimed at primary school children, telling the tale of a lonely penguin who is faced with many hurdles as he grows up. He has also released his second picture book Where's my Memory?, which tells the story of Bernard the desert elephant who struggles during the midday heat, who grows to learn important lessons of seflessness and kindness.
Both picture books have a strong moral impact and engage the children through emotion and suprise. Gavin delivers in-house workshops for both staff and children on the structure and teaching of different text types. He has worked closely with the Association of Independent Schools (AISNSW) in producing and delivering workshops on text type writing and was involved in the development of the recently released National Curriculum for English. He is a full of life presenter who will leave the audience gripped, excited and hanging on every word.